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Memphis Police Charge Two In 20-Year-Old Slaying

Memphis Police Charge Two In 20-Year-Old Slaying

CREATED Apr 28, 2014
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP/NewsChannel 5) - Memphis police said they have charged two men with a 20-year-old slaying after a credible witness came forward.

The Commercial Appeal reported both are charged with first-degree murder in perpetration of an attempted aggravated robbery in the 1994 death of 23-year-old Angela Perkins. Both are 36 now but would have been juveniles at the time of the slaying.

Police said Perkins' body was found near her car on Valentine's Day. She was on her way home from work at around 4 a.m. when she was shot.

One of the men, Phanksay Phanivong, was arrested by Murfreesboro Police at home on Merlin Drive where he had apparently been living for years. He will be returned to Memphis to face the murder charge.

The witness who came forward in the case wasn't identified, but police said he remained silent for so long due to threats against him and his family.

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