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Two Lubbock teens charged in October murder

Bradley Crawford Bradley Crawford
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

On Wednesday a Lubbock teenager was charged with murdering his roommate on October 9th at the Elm Grove Mobile Home Park.

Lubbock police have also charged another suspect with murder who was 16-years-old at the time the murder happened. Police have not released his name because he was a juvenile at the time.

According to an affidavit, on November 14th 18-year-old Bradley Crawford admitted to police that around 3 a.m.he struck his roommate, 49-year-old Kevin Lee Braddock, in the head with a large stick while he was lying on the couch. Crawford told police he kept hitting Braddock until he heard a "crunch."

Crawford said he then left the mobile home and returned with the juvenile suspect to take money from Braddock to buy drugs.

Crawford says he and the juvenile suspect then planned a false report about finding Braddock dead, and called 911 in the morning.

Detectives were given this information by Crawford on Monday. On Tuesday, detectives took Crawford, still in handcuffs and inmate jumpsuit, to a field across from the mobile home park to search for new evidence.

"Bradley Crawford and the juvenile were identified as being involved in the death of Kevin Braddock early on in the investigation," said Neal Barron with the Lubbock Police Department. "In the last few weeks detectives have been able to gather information and items leading them to this arrest."

Detectives were seen carrying out two items in evidence bags from the field. One was described as about a foot and half; the other about the size of a baseball bat three feet in length.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Lubbock police have not released specific details about why the juvenile has been charged.

KCBD NewsChannel 11's Tiffany Pelt is working on getting more answers and details to the murder. Be sure to watch at 4, 5, 6 and 10 for the latest.

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