2 More Kids Arrested In Fatal DART Train Incident

By Ryan Crowe, CBSDFW.com
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The scene outside the MLK DART Station about an hour after a man was pushed in front of a moving train and killed. (Credit: Jay Gormley/KTVT)

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas Police Department announced Wednesday it has arrested two more suspects in last week’s death at a DART light rail station.

The two, ages 12 and 14, were arrested Wednesday.  Two other children were arrested last week, bringing the number of suspects to 4.

The suspects are accused of assaulting 19-year-old Octavius Lanier at DART’s MLK station near Fair Park.  They pushed Lanier in to an oncoming train, dragging him to his death.

Lanier’s mother Takesha Harper told CBS 11 last week the group was trying to steal Lanier’s iPod.

The four have been charged with Capital Murder.

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One Comment

  1. tessanoel74 says:

    little punks. charge them as adults.

  2. S.W.R. says:

    I think the death penalty is the only option if they are found guilty. Starting off a bit too young in crime, so end it now! Just like how they ended his life…

  3. darrell says:

    try them as adults with the death penalty on the table.
    anything else is irresponsible to the rest of us. precidents need to be set that this type of behavoir by any “gang” is not acceptable within our society.

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