Murder suspect to be tried as adult in death of 15—year-old

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SCMPD has released the name of the suspect charged with murder in the shooting death of 15-year-old George Akins Jr. at a Southside McDonald's over the weekend.

The arrestee's name is Jeffery Burton, who is 16 years old.

Police say he will be tried as an adult.

Akins was shot along with a fellow Windsor Forest football player, also 15, at the McDonald's near Savannah Mall.


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