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Brendan Devlin, via Twitter

Brendan Devlin, via Twitter

NEWWARK, N.J. — Arrests have been made in connection with the death of 19-year-old University of Richmond student Brendan Tevlin, whose lifeless body was found inside an SUV parked in a New Jersey neighborhood on June 25.

Three people were arrested Monday night, reported the Associated Press.

Suspects named by the Essex County prosecutors were 29-year-old Ali Muhammad Brown, of Seattle, and two West Orange men identified as 19-year-old Jeremy Villagran and 18-year-old Eric Williams, reported the AP. Brown has been identified as a double-murder suspect from Seattle.

Essex County Prosecutor's Office Left to right: Ali Muhammad Brown, 29; Jeremy Villagran, 19; and Eric Williams, 18, are charged in 19-year-old Brenden Tevlin's June 25 slaying in West Orange, N.J. Brown is a double-murder suspect from Seattle.

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Left to right: Ali Muhammad Brown, Jeremy Villagran, and Eric Williams, are charged in the slaying of 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin. VIA New York Daily News.

Both the passenger and driver’s seat windows of the Land Rover driven by Tevlin had been shattered, reports WCBS. Friends said that he had been playing video games with them shortly before the shooting. He had just texted his mom to say he was headed home.

Tevlin recently finished his freshmen year at the University of Richmond. Prior to college he was a student at Seton Hall Prep School, where he played lacrosse. He was a Eucharistic minister, a bagpipe player and a surfer, according to reports. 

Read more on WPIX 11.

 

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