NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - The sister of a murdered Newport News teen has turned herself in in connection to an arson.
Fire and police were called to 34 Heritage Place on Oct. 5, 2012 to investigate a structure fire and identified two suspects, 18-year-old Fredrina Platt and 18-year-old Derrick Waddler.
Waddler was arrested on Nov. 26 on two counts of arson and one count of larceny
Platt was accused of breaking into the home of a teen she believed was involved in her brother's death. 16-year-old Ricky Platt was killed in the parking lot of the Heritage Trace Apartments on Oct. 2. The investigation into his death is ongoing.
The fire occurred in the same apartment police say Platt tried to break into, later the same day. The fire destroyed the unit.
Harold Eley with the Newport News Police Department said Platt turned herself in Thursday afternoon.
Anyone with information on the murder of Ricky Platt is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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