15 year olds charged with murder in Georgia Mountains


BLUE RIDGE, Georgia (WDEF) – Authorities are not releasing yet the circumstances behind the arrest of two 15 year old boys for a murder overnight in the North Georgia mountains.

It started with a 911 call just after midnight from a home on Elrod Lane in Morganton.

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The caller was a woman who said she and a man had been shot.

Fannin County deputies arrived to find that 33 year old Justin McKinney was dead.

35 year old Anna Franklin was taken to the hospital.

The GBI joined the investigation.

The investigators eventually charged 15 year old Blake Dickey (AKA Blake Dye) and 15 year old Hunter Hill with murder.

They were classmates in Blairsville.

They both have been charged with murder, but more charges are pending in the case.

The boys have been taken to the Elbert Shaw Regional Youth Detention Center.

Investigators have not released a motive for the crime or the relationship (if any) between the teens and the victims.