Montgomery County: Teens charged in case of 2 bodies found

Jul 20, 2012

Police say two teens have been arrested in the shooting deaths of two other teens found in a Mohawk Valley field. WAMC'S Dave Lucas reports.

State police on Friday announced the arrests on second-degree murder charges of 16-year-old Anthony Brasmiester of Amsterdam and an unidentified 15-year-old.

They are charged the deaths of 16-year-old Paul Damphier (dam-FEER') and 13-year-old Jonathan DeJesus (deh-HAY'-zoos), whose bodies were discovered by police Thursday in the Town of Florida, about 30 miles northwest of Albany.

The pair had been missing more than a week.

State police say they recovered a rifle they believed to be the murder weapon. Police said they did not want to discuss motive.

Brasmiester was sent to jail without bail and the 15-year-old was sent to a secure facility.

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