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Huntsville police charge 2 teens with 3 murders

HUNTSVILLE (AP) — Two Huntsville teenagers already charged with capital murder in the killing of a gas station clerk have been charged in a separate shooting that left two men dead in a crashed vehicle.

Police spokesman Wendell Johnson said Jarrad Pearsall, 17, and James Antoine Williams, 18, remained in the Madison County jail without bond.

The two were arrested in September in the robbery-slaying of 54-year-old Melvin Frazier Lovette. A customer found Lovette, a clerk at a Conoco gas station, shot shortly after the March 11 robbery.

On Friday, Pearsall and Williams were charged in the April 28 shooting deaths of Silviano Hernandez, 45, and Lorenso Perez, 27, both from Mexico.

Hernandez and Perez were traveling west on Cobb Road when several shots were fired into their vehicle. They swerved off the road and crashed into a home and were found dead in their 1996 Nissan Pathfinder about 3:45 a.m.

Johnson said investigators are not releasing suspected motives in the shootings.

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