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Man Charged With Killing Columbus Teen

Columbus police arrested Demetrick Shepherd and charged him with murder and burglary after they found the body of 14-year-old Chelsea Porter last week.

Columbus Police Chief Bill Martin says officers have worked incredibly hard to build a case since finding the body of a local teenager last week. At a press conference late Monday, Martin said his team worked around the clock following the discovery of 14-year-old Chelsea Porter’s body.

20-year-old Demetrick Shepherd was arrested Sunday evening in connection with the case and charged with murder and burglary. Porter was found dead in an apartment around 3 p.m. Friday morning. The county coroner says the girl died of massive bleeding caused by stab wounds. Martin says police don’t expect any more arrests in the case.

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