Teen And Accomplice Convicted In Fake Money Murders

PONTIAC (WWJ/AP) – A teenager and his 23-year-old accomplice have been convicted in the shooting deaths of two women in their Pontiac home.

An Oakland County Circuit Court jury has found 16-year-old Semaj Moran and Arnold Howard guilty of murder.

Authorities say 52-year-old Loretta Fournier and 57-year-old Luann Robinson were shot to death in last February because Moran was upset that he was given a fake $10 bill in exchange for marijuana.

They will be sentenced next month.

The bodies of Robinson and Fournier were discovered  at their home on Pingree, northwest of downtown Pontiac, by police who were asked to check on the two.

Authorities say Moran fatally shot Loretta Fournier and 58-year-old Luann Robinson Feb. 17 in the two-apartment home they shared on Pingree, northwest of downtown Pontiac. Moran was charged as an adult and faced eight related charges. Co-defendant Howard faced three charges.

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