The Latest: Man accused of slaying teens faces more charges

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Posted: Aug 04, 2016 8:33 PM
The Latest: Man accused of slaying teens faces more charges

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the killings of two teenagers whose bodies were found behind a grocery store in suburban Atlanta (all times local):

8 p.m.

Police say a man accused of killing two teenagers whose bodies were found behind a grocery store in Atlanta's suburbs faces more charges.

Roswell police Detective Zachary Frommer said Friday in an email that 20-year-old Jeffrey A. Hazelwood is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, one count of theft by taking and financial transaction card fraud. Hazelwood was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of murder in the Monday slayings of Carter Davis and Natalie Henderson. The 17-year-olds were shot once in the head.

Frommer says the card fraud charge stems from the use of Henderson's credit-debit card at an area gas station after the killing.

Frommer says detectives have completed their questioning of Hazelwood and he will be transferred to the Fulton County Jail on Friday evening.

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1 p.m.

The CEO of a technology firm says a teenage girl found slain in an Atlanta suburb was a representative for its "Smack High" social media app, designed to connect teens with similar interests.

Smack High co-founder Giuseppe Stuto said in a statement that 17-year-old Natalie Henderson had been a Smack High Georgia representative since September 2015.

Henderson and 17-year-old Carter Davis were found shot to death early Monday behind a grocery store in Roswell. Police said 20-year-old Jeffrey A. Hazelwood is jailed on two counts of murder.

Roswell police Chief Rusty Grant said Wednesday that his detectives encountered apps used to send messages as they investigated the killings, but he declined to say which ones are among the evidence or discuss any possible motive for the slayings.

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11:50 a.m.

Police say a man accused of killing two teenagers whose bodies were found behind a grocery store in Atlanta's suburbs is still being held in a city jail, but will be transferred to a larger jail at some point.

Roswell police said Thursday that 20-year-old Jeffrey A. Hazelwood would be moved to the Fulton County jail in Atlanta, but they won't say when due to "safety reasons."

Hazelwood was arrested Wednesday on two counts of murder in the Monday slayings of Carter Davis and Natalie Henderson. The 17-year-olds were shot once in the head.

Roswell police Det. Zachary Frommer said Thursday police won't discuss any motive, nor will they comment on the relationship, if any, between Hazelwood and the teens.

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11 a.m.

Authorities say a celebration of life service has been scheduled for the 17-year-old boy who was shot and killed in what police say was a double homicide behind a grocery store in the Atlanta suburbs.

Crowell Brothers Funeral Home says the service for Carter Davis of Woodstock, Georgia, was planned for 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Martin In The Fields Episcopal Church near the northeast edge of Atlanta.

Roswell police arrested 20-year-old Jeffrey A. Hazelwood on Wednesday on two counts of murder in the Monday deaths of Davis and 17-year-old Natalie Henderson. Both were found Monday with single gunshot wounds to their heads.

Police have not released a motive in the killings.

H.M. Patterson & Son Funeral Directors says a memorial service for Henderson is planned at 10 a.m. Friday at Roswell Presbyterian Church.

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7:30 a.m.

A service has been scheduled for one of two teenagers found shot to death behind a grocery store in an Atlanta suburb.

H.M. Patterson & Son Funeral Directors says a memorial service is planned at 10 a.m. Friday at Roswell Presbyterian Church for 17-year-old Natalie Henderson.

Roswell police arrested 20-year-old Jeffrey A. Hazelwood on Wednesday on two counts of murder in the deaths of Henderson and 17-year-old Carter Davis. Both were found Monday with single gunshot wounds to their heads.

Police have not released a motive in the deaths.

Henderson would have been a senior this year at Roswell High School.

Davis, who lived in Rapid City, South Dakota, during part of his high school years, was about to start his senior year at River Ridge High School in Woodstock.