Third teen arrested in connection to Virginia Beach woman’s homicide

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia Beach Police say a third teenager has been arrested in connection to the murder of a 60-year-old woman on December 4.

Maurice Boney Jr.

Maurice Boney Jr.

Christine Bender was shot in front of her own home on Campion Court early that morning.

Officers responded to Bender’s home around 2 a.m. and found her suffering from a gunshot wound. She was taken to the hospital where she later died.

Police say 19-year-old Maurice Boney Jr. has been arrested and charged in connection to her death.

Boney has been charged with Murder, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, and Conspiracy to Commit a Felony.

He is the third suspect to be arrested in connection to Bender’s murder.

Two 17-year-old’s were arrested on December 10 in connection to seven area shootings, including Bender’s murder.

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