14-year-old boy charged with murdering 76-year-old woman in Highland Co.


HIGHLAND Co., Va. (WSET) - A 14-year-old has been charged with the first degree murder of a 76-year-old woman in Highland County.

The teen is charged with first degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and two counts of credit card theft for his role in the shooting of Ruth A. Kave, of Maryland.

Kave was found dead in a home in the 5200 block of Doe Hill Road on September 17.

Her body was sent to the Medical Examiner's office for an autopsy.

State Police say her car was found at the Richmond International Airport.

The juvenile was taken into custody by airport police that same night.

The 14-year-old has been held in a juvenile facility since he was taken into custody, police say.

The Roanoke Commonwealth's Attorney has been appointed as the special prosecutor in the case.

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