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Police: Teen killed cabbie for rejecting his route

SCRANTON, Pa. – Police say a 16-year-old shot a Pennsylvania cabbie twice in the head because he believed the driver was trying to rip him off.

Aazis Richardson was charged with murder Friday night in the killing of 47-year-old Vincent Darbenzio. The cab driver’s body was found in his vehicle shortly before 5 a.m. Friday near the entrance to a Scranton housing complex.

Investigators say Richardson told them he killed Darbenzio because the driver was taking a long way to his destination and ignoring his suggested shortcuts. Police say Richardson also stole $500 before fleeing.

While in police custody, Richardson told reporters he had killed the driver because he wouldn’t take his preferred route.

It’s not clear if Richardson has an attorney.

Darbenzio started working for the cab company last month.

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