Man charged with killing teenage nephew in Portsmouth

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 5:51 PM

Updated Monday, May 13 at 6:01 PM

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PORTSMOUTH - A Portsmouth man is charged with killing his teenage nephew.

Police say 60-year-old Dennis Laverne Smith shot 19-year-old Michael Devante Smith during an argument on Saturday night at the home they shared on Magnolia Avenue.

The teen's body was found on the back steps. Police say he had been socializing with people in the yard and was shot in the head.

The elder Smith is charged with murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

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