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Teen arrested, facing murder charges of 4-month-old boy

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Randy Lee Richardson II (Source: Brunswick County Sheriff's Office) Randy Lee Richardson II (Source: Brunswick County Sheriff's Office)
Randy Richardson lives in this mobile home on Pelican Place in Shallotte. Randy Richardson lives in this mobile home on Pelican Place in Shallotte.
Colton Richardson (Source: Facebook) Colton Richardson (Source: Facebook)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A 19-year-old from Brunswick County was booked in the Brunswick County Detention Center early Wednesday morning for murder charges.

According to the Sheriff's office, Randy Lee Richardson II is facing murder charges of a 4-month-old baby boy named Colton Richardson on Tuesday, May 28.

Richardson II made his first appearance in court Wednesday. He will remain in jail under no bond.

Attorney James Payne is representing Richardson. Payne said the baby wasn't Richardson's but he was raising it like his own.

Payne said the baby was injured at the house in Shallotte and was airlifted to Chapel Hill.

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