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Six charged in connection with murder of Takim Smith

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Six teens have been charged in connection to Takim Smith's death. The young man was stabbed to death earlier this month at the Corliss Park Apartments in Troy. Erin Vannella has more.

RENSSELAER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Six teens have been charged in connection to Takim Smith's death. The young man was stabbed to death earlier this month at the Corliss Park Apartments in Troy.

A grand jury has handed up charges for six people: Mariyah Zeigler, 16, Keyanna Bradley, 18, Eric Mallard, 19, Ravenal Gregory Dunbar, 17 and Keith Ferguson, 17. They face charges of second-degree murder, first and second degree robbery, conspiracy and criminal possession of a weapon. Davonte McGill, 18, was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with second degree murder as part of the indictment as well.

"There's a young man, he's a son, he's a father and he's a brother and he is dead. Six very young individuals, in their teens, are facing serious charges, with the potential of a life sentence. I think that says it," Rensselaer County District Attorney Richard McNally said.

The two girls, Zeigler and Bradley, were originally charged with just conspiracy in the case, but a grand jury increased the charges against them.

A seventh person connected to the case, Ahziarh Carter, 16, who was charged with murder, was not named in the indictment.


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