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DeKalb DA indicts three teens for deadly carjacking
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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- The DeKalb County district attorney indicted three teenagers Tuesday in the shooting death of a 25-year-old woman during an attempted carjacking at a gas station in October.

Cameron Williams, Demonte Grant, and Jermaine Grant -- all under the age of 17 -- have been formally charged with three counts of murder and two counts of aggravated assault. No arraignment date has been set for the three co-defendants. They will not face the death penalty.

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District Attorney Robert James said it was a tough decision to come to. 

"Our office takes no pleasure in charging juveniles as adults," he said at a press conference Tuesday. "However, these senseless acts of violence and this tragic loss of life begs for a response. I don't think there are any winners in a case like this."

Authorities say 16-year-old Williams was gunman who allegedly pulled the trigger and killed Shaneku McCurty on the night of Oct. 23. McCurty was an employee at a local barbershop. She was at the gas station less than three miles from her home to by a $5 lottery ticket after work.

Investigators used at least three surveillance cameras to piece together images of the incident. Police say on the night of the murder, five people arrived in a white sedan shortly after 1:00 a.m. Williams and the Grants got out of the car while the other two left the gas station. When they returned, McCurty was dead.

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Relief followed the initial arrests of the three, but there was also outrage that a group so young could do something like this.

"Where were there parents and why were they out at 1 o'clock in the morning?" one of McCurty's co-workers wanted to know.

McCurty's father, Dennis, described the killers as monsters.

"They committed an adult crime and they took a life," Dennis McCurty said. "I hope they rot in jail."

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