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Teen charged in robbery, murder, burning of Clarksdale woman

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COAHOMA COUNTY, (Mississippi News Now) -

Seventeen-year-old Nathaniel Roberson Jr., has been charged with robbery and capital murder in the death of an elderly Clarksdale woman this weekend.

Police say 80-year-old Ethel Lewis was robbed, murdered and burned in her home Saturday. Lewis was still in flames when police arrived at the home.

Clarksdale police say they found Roberson driving Lewis' stolen vehicle. He was captured about 45 minutes away in Ruleville.

Investigators say the crime happened in broad daylight.

Roberson will be charged as an adult and will be held without bond.

This is the second crime in recent months against the elderly in Clarksdale. Shirley Gordon, 77, was beaten with a piece of concrete and robbed outside her home. A 14-year-old is charged with that crime.

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