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MOTIVE FOR SHOOTING STILL NOT KNOWN

Bay St. Louis Teen Arrested For Murdering His Schoolmate

Levon Nelson's cousin, Larryetta Laneaux, says she heard a gun shot Friday night after 13-year-old Levon went outside to talk to a friend. She says the friend was 15-year-old Frankee Len Boudreaux and that he admitted shooting Levon. The boys knew each other because they both attended the Bay St. Louis Alternative School and as far as anybody knew, the boys were friends.

"Was it a argument, you know, or was it an accident?," Laneaux wondered. "We want to know the truth, we want to know the truth. They're children. They're kids, but somebody's gotta be blamed for those guns, somebody got him a gun, somebody put the gun in the hands of a child and that's who needs to be in trouble."

"We've not been able to track the weapon, as to where it's originated from or who the weapon belonged to, but our detectives at this time are doing that," Bay St. Louis Police Chief Frank McNeil said Saturday.

Levon learned about violence at a young age. In 1993, his father, Darrell Robinson, was shot and killed just down the street. Levon was hoping for a better life.

"He said he was going to be a doctor, but he knew when you're growing up in a neighborhood like this, it's hard to be anything," Laneaux said.

Police say Levon was shot once in the head in the driveway in front of his home with a .38 revolver. They still don't know what the motive was, but are considering the possibility that it was an accident.

"Young people, both of them and I understand classmates and possibly friends and you just wonder how that could happen," Chief McNeil said.

Levon's family is also searching for the answer to that question. They are hoping that Levon's death will serve as a warning to parents about the dangers of kids and guns.

Funeral arrangements for Levon Nelson are not complete. Bailey's Funeral Home in Picayune is handling the arrangements.

By Amanda Jones

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