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16-year-old accused of gunning down Scranton cabbie over long route
16-year-old accused of gunning down Scranton cabbie over long route

A 16-year-old boy in Scranton, Pa., is accused of fatally shooting a cab driver who refused to take a shortcut. Speaking to reporters as he was led to court by police, Aazis Richardson, who was charged as an adult, said he told driver Vincent Darbenzio to take a quicker route early Friday. “He didn’t want to listen, he got his [expletive] shot,” Richardson said, according to video of his exchange with reporters. Richardson told police that he felt the driver was intentionally running up the meter. He is accused of firing two shots into the back of Darbenzio’s head and then fleeing with about $500 from Darbenzio’s pocket. When asked by reporters if he had...

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