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Teen indicted in death of girl

A 15-year-old Ellenwood boy has been indicted in the February shooting death of his former girlfriend.

Kevin Kosturi was a month from his 16th birthday when police say he put a .38-caliber revolver to the chest of Angel Hope Freeman, 16, and pulled the trigger. The warrant states Freeman told Kosturi, "You won't shoot me."

He is being prosecuted as an adult.

Kosturi was indicted on charges of murder, lying and tampering with evidence. Police said he first blamed an Hispanic male in Freeman's death but later confessed. After the shooting, police said Kosturi threw the gun into a lake. He is also charged with possession of a firearm by an underage person and during the commission of a crime.

Police said Kosturi got the gun from his neighbor, Robert Allen Bethune, 22. Bethune said the teen told him he needed protection from another teenager. Bethune was indicted for furnishing a firearm to a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

In other indictments:

• David Eugene Baxter faces three counts of eavesdropping. Prosecutors said Baxter videotaped the victim in a bathroom through a camera that wasn't discovered until April.

• John Thomas Barnett was indicted on aggravated assault and battery charges and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Barnett is accused of shooting Tyree Simmons in January.

• A convicted felon in state prison for burglary was indicted for assaulting a police officer in November. Donte Kendall Montgomery, 24, was also indicted for stealing a camera and phone belonging to the Clayton County Board of Commissioners. Montgomery is serving his second prison term.

Co-defendant Brandon Kennard Hill, 27, is charged with interference with government property for taking a county-owned cell phone, obstruction of and simple battery on an officer. Hill was also indicted for tattooing an underage person in October. Hill served two state prison terms for drug violations.