15-year-old arrested in 2014 murder of Brooklyn rabbi in Miami

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

MIAMI (WABC) -- A 15-year-old was arrested in Florida Wednesday morning in the fatal shooting of a Brooklyn rabbi who was killed while walking to Sabbath services last year.

The suspect, Deandre Edwin Charles, was taken into custody on Northwest Sixth Avenue at 6 a.m., according to Miami-Dade police spokeswoman Jennifer Capote.

Rabbi Joseph Raksin, who was visiting from Brooklyn, was shot as he walked to Bais Menachem Chabad in Northeast Miami-Dade on August 9, 2014.

Detectives believe Charles was on a robbery spree when he encountered the 60-year-old Raksin, who did not have any money on him because it was the Sabbath.

Charles was indicted by a grand jury on first-degree murder charges.

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