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Another teen charged as adult for allegedly trying to kill priest over chicken eggs

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Posted at 9:38 PM, May 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-07 21:58:09-04

A third teen has been charged as an adult for his role in an attempted murder while trying to take chicken eggs from a Cleveland priest at gunpoint.

The 16-year-old was bound over from juvenile court on Friday for his role in the attempted murder of Father John Kumse.

In March, two other 16-year-olds, and Kenitra Robinson, 18, were charged with attempted murder, felonious assault, aggravated robbery, kidnapping, receiving stolen property, carrying a concealed weapon and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.

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On Dec. 12, 2017, the 65-year-old priest was gathering eggs from the church's chicken coop when the two 16-year-olds previously charged followed him and hid in the bushes. When the priest came back from the coop, the two ambushed him and demanded the eggs.

The priest ran away and the teens chased after him. They fired shots at him as he lost his footing and fell down, but the bullets did not hit him.

The two then jumped into a waiting van, which was stolen, and left the scene. Robinson, the most recently charged 16-year-old, and a 15-year-old girl were in the van.