Teen Admits Shooting to Death Cabbie in Pennsylvania Because Driver Wouldn’t Follow Directions

Deborah Hastings, NY Daily News, May 24, 2014

A 16-year-old has been arrested for shooting a cabbie twice in the back of the head when the driver didn’t follow directions, Pennsylvania authorities said.

Aazis Richardson admitted as much to a horde of reporters as officers in Scranton led him down a hallway at police department headquarters. “That’s what I do to people that don’t listen,” the handcuffed suspect said, according to The Times-Tribune.

Aazis Richardson

Aazis Richardson

The teen was charged with murder and robbery on Friday and is being held at the Lackawanna County Prison without bail.


Richardson was picked up by the driver at about 3 a.m. Friday, police said. When the driver didn’t follow his directions, the teen fired two shots to the back of Darbenzio’s head.


Richardson also admitted he was a member of the Boyton Boys gang in Newark, N.J., and is a suspect in a triple homicide there, police said. Authorities are investigating that claim.


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