Teen Charged In Shooting Death Of Granite City Man

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EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KTVI)– A 14-year-old boy has been charged in the shooting death of a Granite City man on November 8, 2012.

Mylan T. Newbern was charged with First Degree Murder, Residential Burglary and Attempt Armed Robbery.

Authorities said these charges stem from an attempted armed robbery of the victim and a prior burglary of the home of a former police officer from whom the alleged murder weapon was stolen.

Police responded to the scene of the shooting following a 9:23 p.m. 911 call from a neighbor. The victim, Charles Weiss, was found in the yard of a friend’s residence, suffering from a bullet wound. He was returning to the residence from a nearby convenience store when he was confronted by the defendant and three co-defendants, who attempted to rob him. During the attempted robbery, he was shot once in the chest. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Police allege that Mylan T. Newbern shot Weiss during the course of the attempted robbery.

Because of his age, he was originally charged as a juvenile, but was transferred to adult criminal court on May 9, 2013, by order of the Juvenile Court.

He has been in the custody of Madison County juvenile authorities since November 13, 2012, and is being held without bond.