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Teen Accused in Girl's Death Moved to Adult Population at Tarrant County Jail

A 17-year-old accused of bludgeoning a 14-year-old girl with a hammer has been moved to the adult population at the Tarrant County Jail.

Police said Jordin Leesean Roache was 16-years-old when he used a hammer to kill Kaytlynn Cargill during a drug deal.

Roache was detained after police said they found blood spatters in several areas of his apartment and a hammer with blood on it that was later confirmed to be Cargill's

According to an arrest warrant obtained last year, text messages revealed Cargill planned to go to an apartment complex swimming pool to meet a boy to buy marijuana on June 18, 2017.

Cargill never made it home and was reported missing that afternoon. Two days after she disappeared, a waste collection worker found her body in the Arlington landfill.

A hearing was held in December 2017 where District Judge Tim Menikos ruled Roache would be tried as an adult.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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