DA: 'When We Opened Up That Door... That Was a Doorway to Hell'
Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the arrest of Shakeem Carter for the gruesome murder of Kevin Allen, both from Norristown.
Describing the gruesome scene investigators discovered on entering apartment 127 of the Hanover Garden Apartments in North Coventry, Pa. on the evening Feb. 12, Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan said they had opened "a doorway to hell."
Seventeen-year-old Kevin Allen's body was discovered in the blood-soaked apartment after police responded to a 9-1-1 call from a neighbor in the apartment building who heard a "terrible struggle" in the apartment next door. Officers responding to the scene found the apartment engulfed in flames and firefighters were dispatched to deal with the blaze.
Twenty-year-old Shakeem Carter, also of Norristown, has been arrested and charged with the gruesome murder that authorities say was the result of a robbery. Carter had allegedly robbed Allen of $350 given to him by his father to buy clothes.
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