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Mychal King, 16, arrested in stabbing death of Jason Paul

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Clearwater, FL -- After several painful months, a Bay area family finally gets some closure with recent findings in their son's murder.

"We have charged Mychal King with first degree murder for the slaying of Jason Paul," said Clearwater Police Chief Anthony Holloway.

Police say it appears that King, 16, did not have a motive for the crime and that he was acting out because of family problems at home. Anger over those problems apparently led to King stab the first person he encountered. 

"This just makes me so sick, that someone could do something like this to a person who innocent and so full of life," said Jason's mother Renee Langfritz. "His whole life was just becoming great."

According to investigators, Jason was riding his bike home from work on January 5th when King approached him and stabbed him multiple times. The 22-year-old's body was found a day later on the side of the road.

King was 15 at the time of the murder. Detectives said several leads linked them to King, who was already in jail for other crimes.

If convicted, King could get a life sentence in prison.

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