Family Says Teen Killed at Atlanta Train Station

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Friends and family say a 14-year-old boy was killed at a downtown Atlanta train station after a man accused him of stealing a cell phone.

Family members tell the media Rueben Hand died after his throat was cut by a knife.

Diamante Drake says he was with Hand following the New Year's Eve Peach Drop in downtown Atlanta. Drake, who's 18, says Rueben and a friend were about to get on a MARTA train when a man
accused them of stealing his cell phone.

The teens told the man they didn't have his phone and an argument followed. Drake says that's when the man stabbed Hand.

MARTA spokesman Lyle Harris confirms that the stabbing happened just after midnight Sunday. But he says MARTA police are not identifying the victim because he's a juvenile.

The slaying remains under investigation.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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