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Teenager K1lled WWII Veteran, 91, By Setting Him On Fire

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A teenager is suspected of killing a 91-year-old man in Detroit.

The elderly man, Paul Monchnik, appears to have been forced to drink gasoline.

Monchnik was then beaten and finally burned to death in his own home.

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During the hearing, Dr. Kilak Kesha testified that Monchnik may have drunk the accelerant or if could have been poured into his mouth when he was unconscious.

Family members in court gasped when they heard these details.

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The suspect, in this case, is George Steward IV, 17.

He was summoned to court on January 15, 2017, and has been charged with felony murder, burning a dwelling, and first-degree murder.

According to reports, Steward entered Monchnik’s home on Nov. 23, with the intent to rob him of his van.

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Steward attacked the elderly Monchnik. The gasoline had been purchased at a nearby gas station.

Police believe Steward used the fuel to try and cover his tracks.

Thankfully, it didn’t work out as well as he planned. Steward was found and arrested by local authorities and jailed.

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