Stars and Stripes stripes.com 08 Jan, 2021 04:15 am

Connection between Fort Drum soldier and teen who are accused in service member's murder is still unclear

Connection between Fort Drum soldier and teen who are accused in service member's murder is still unclear
Pvt. Jamaal Mellish, 23, and an unidentified teen are accused of abducting and later killing Cpl. Hayden A. Harris, 20, after the soldiers had apparently argued about swapping vehicles.

(Tribune News Service) — A Fort Drum soldier and a 16-year-old boy accused of killing another soldier will face murder and other charges only in New Jersey, even though the alleged kidnapping occurred in the north country.Mellish remains in military custody in the Oneida County Correctional Facility, awaiting extradition to New Jersey.The teen now faces juvenile charges in New Jersey." Because of COVID-19 issues, an extradition hearing in New Jersey has not been held yet, but could be completed as early as this week.

He was laid to rest on New Year's Eve in his home state of Tennessee, nearly two weeks after he was found dead in northern New Jersey.Connection between Fort Drum soldier and teen who are accused in service member's murder is still unclear Pvt.

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