From left to right: Clayton Watts, Marquaes Buchanan and Shaiderius Cohen. (FOX Charlotte)
COLUMBIA, SC (AP) -
Investigators say a Chester teen offered to pay his friends $5,000 to kill the grandparents who raised him because they were too strict.
Chester County Sheriff's Maj. Bill Murphy said 17-year-old Clayton Watts waited with two friends for his grandparents to come home Tuesday evening, then ambushed 59-year-old Jimmie Paul, shooting her three times in the chest.
Deputies say the men also planned to kill the teen's grandfather, but he went to work on his boat in a shed and didn't come inside. He found his wife's body a few minutes later and called 911.
Investigators say Watts, along with 19-year-old Shaderius Cohen and 18-year-old Marquaes Buchanan, are all charged with murder. Murphy didn't know if any of the suspects had attorneys.
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Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:11:15 GMT
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