Teens accused of conspiring to kill foster dad

March 3, 2008 4:51:57 PM PST
Tyler police have arrested two teens accused of conspiring to kill her foster father. Detectives on Monday arrested 18-year-old student April Rhoten after locating her at Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler.

Her 18-year-old boyfriend, James Neal Perkins, of Tyler, was arrested at Goodwill Industries, where he works.

Both teens have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Conviction is punishable by 2-20 years in prison.

Tyler police spokesman Don Martin told The Associated Press that officers have a witness who came forward with information about the alleged plot. Martin declined to release specifics, but said nobody was hurt.

Perkins also was arrested on an outstanding warrant for a false alarm, over threats made to Chapel Hill High School, where he was a student.

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