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Boys held for tourist murder

A Florida judge yesterday lifted a gag order and allowed police to announce they had arrested four teenage suspects for the murder of a British tourist, Reuter reports from Monticello.

The Jefferson County Sheriff, Ken Fortune, said four teenagers had been arrested and charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and auto theft. Because they are juveniles, between the ages 13 and 17, their identities and details of any past criminal charges are confidential.

Gary Colley, 34, was shot dead and his girlfriend wounded after they pulled over to nap in their rental car on 14 September.