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Unimaginable grief: Mother of executed teen speaks out

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Pinky Talley said she will do whatever it takes to see that the two people charged in her teenager's murder, will face the toughest penalties under the law.

Authorities said they found the body of Travon Crump, 15, who appeared to have been shot, execution style in the back of the head. Crump was found on an old golf cart path near Tee Trace and Inverness Trace in the Country Greens Golf Course community.

Crump's body was found Nov. 12, on Thursday Clayton County Police arrested Tajh Daeon Hare, and Contessa Viniesha Neal, both of Jonesboro.

"I will never see my child again," Talley said. "And, I want no mother to have to go through this."

Police said confessions were obtained from both suspects as to their involvement in killing Crump.

Hare admitted to luring Crump to the scene where he shot and killed him, according to police. Neal also admitted to helping lure Crump to the scene and attempting to shoot the victim, but was unwilling to follow through. According to police, the suspects said they killed Crump to prevent Crump from burglarizing their home.

"That is not true," Talley said. "Anybody can say anything to get out of what they've done. There is nothing stolen in my home, nothing. The detectives have looked, I have opened my home to them. My child has never taken nothing out of nobody's house."

Hare and Neal were charged with murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Police are asking that anyone who saw suspicious activity or heard gun shots on Nov. 12 call Clayton County police at (770) 477-3648.

Talley said Crump is one of seven children she has raised. She said he was well on his way to finishing school and leading a productive life.

"They took that from him," Talley said. "They killed him like a dog, and left him in the cold."

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