Teen Indicted for Murder in Boy's Playground Death

Rondell Pinkerton, also known as Spyder, 17, faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison on the charges

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    Shianne Norman, the mother of 4-year-old Lloyd Morgan (inset).

    An alleged gunman arrested in the death of a 4-year-old boy on a Bronx playground last week was indicted Monday on murder charges, the Bronx DA's office said.

    Rondell Pinkerton, also known as Spyder, 17, faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison on the charges, which also include attempted murder, assault and weapons possession. His next court appearance was scheduled for Sept. 10.

    2 Charged in Shooting Death of Boy, 4

    [NY] 2 Charged in Shooting Death of Boy, 4
    Rondell Pinkerton, 17, has been charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the death of 4-year-old Lloyd Morgan, who was killed after he was shot in the head on a Bronx playground. Ida Siegal reports. (Published Thursday, Jul 26, 2012)

    The child, Lloyd Morgan, died July 22 when he was caught in the crossfire as gunplay erupted at a basketball court.

    Police on Friday charged 19-year-old Ronald Jeffrey of the Bronx with murder, attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the shooting.

    Police have also charged Rondell Pinkerton, 17, with murder and criminal possession of a weapon. Courtney Kelly, 26, of the Bronx, who was wounded in the shootout, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon.

    Lloyd's funeral is planned for Wednesday.

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