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A teenager made his first court appearance Wednesday afternoon on a murder charge.

Sadequin Anderson turned himself in Tuesday in Wake County after he was named a suspect in Sunday night's shooting death of Anthony Miller.

The 33-year-old Miller was killed outside an apartment at Simon Bright Apartments around 9:20 p.m.

The judge told the teen he would be given a court-appointed attorney, and that the maximum sentence he faces if found guilty could be the death penalty or life in prison.

Anderson's father says his son was with him in Raleigh at the time of the shooting.

Meanwhile, the funeral for Miller will be at noon Saturday at the Greater Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Kinston. Viewing will be from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home on Friday.


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The Lenoir County Jail confirms Sadequin Anderson is now a Lenoir County inmate, awaiting his first court appearance on murder charges.

The teenager, suspected of killing another man Sunday night in Kinston, turned himself in miles away on Tuesday in Wake County.

On Tuesday, Anderson was being held at the Wake County Jail under no bond.

By 1:26 a.m., Lenoir County deputies said Anderson had been booked into their jail on a charge of murder and a probation violation. He is being held under no bond.

Anderson's first court appearance is scheduled for 9:00 Wednesday morning at the Lenoir County courthouse.

Kinston detectives believe Anderson fatally shot Anthony Miller outside the Simon Bright Apartments around 9:20 p.m. Sunday.

Officials found Miller with a gunshot wound and said the man died on his way to Vidant Medical Center.


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The teenager suspected of killing another man Sunday night in Kinston is behind bars in Wake County.

The Wake County Sheriff's Office confirms that Sadequin Anderson is in custody after turning himself in to authorities.

Anderson is being held at the Wake County Jail under no bond.

He will be transported back to Lenoir County overnight and is scheduled to have his first court appearance at 9:00 Wednesday morning at the Lenoir county courthouse.

Kinston detectives believe Anderson fatally shot Anthony Miller outside the Simon Bright Apartments around 9:20 p.m. Sunday.

Officials found Miller with a gunshot wound and said the man died on his way to Vidant Medical Center.

The jail says Anderson is still being processed at their facility.


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The search continues for a local teen who police say shot and killed a man at a public housing project in Kinston.

Kinston Police said they have a warrant out for 18-year-old Sadequin Anderson, charging him with murder.

Detectives believe Anderson fatally shot Anthony Miller outside the Simon Bright Apartments around 9:20 p.m. Sunday.

Officials found Miller with a gunshot wound and said Miller died on his way to Vidant Medical Center.

Records show Anderson was on parole for possession of stolen goods in Lenoir County and has pending charges for possession of a weapon of mass destruction, as well as additional charges.

As of Tuesday, Anderson is still not in custody.

Anyone who has information on where Anderson might be is asked to contact the Kinston Tips Line at 252-939-4020.

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One man is dead and police are looking for another after a shooting at a public housing project Sunday night.

Kinston police say they have an arrest warrant out for Sadequin Anderson charging him with murder.

Police say the shooting happened around 9:20 p.m. outside of Simon Bright Apartments. They found Anthony Miller with a gunshot wound, and say the man died on his way to Vidant Medical Center.

A neighbor told WITN that a bullet went through her apartment and into her son's bedroom. Martha Mitchell said police found the bullet just inches from her son's oxygen tank, which could have exploded.

Mitchell said, "I looked to the window. I saw the hole through the curtain. It hit the wall and ricocheted. And If anybody knows it or not, it could've been a disaster and blown up the building."

If anyone knows the whereabouts of the 18-year-old Anderson, call Kinston police at 252-939-3160 or 252-939-4020.

Records show Anderson just last convicted for possession of stolen goods in Lenoir County and he's now on parole for the crime. He also has pending charges for possession of a weapon of mass destruction, as well as other gun charges.

The victim had a lengthy criminal background, according to Department of Public Safety records.

They show Miller had multiple drug convictions, along with common law robbery and gun charges dating back to 1996.


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