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2 juveniles charged with murder in Portsmouth suspicious death investigation

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Posted at 4:21 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 16:25:32-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The Portsmouth Police Department charged two juveniles with murder in connection with a suspicious death Wednesday night.

At approximately 8:04 p.m., the emergency communications center received a call for a suspicious situation in the 3700 block of Mariner Avenue. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man, identified as 38-year-old Parris Folston, suffering from a life-threatening injury to the upper body.

Folston was pronounced dead on-scene.

Detectives identified two suspects in this case. The first suspect is a 17-year-old male from Portsmouth and the second suspect is a 13-year-old female from Virginia Beach.

Both juveniles are in custody and have been charged with first-degree murder and robbery. Due to the age of the suspects arrested, their names and booking photographs will not be released.

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