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Suspect in Maryland hatchet slaying arrested in Alabama

TOWSON — Baltimore County police say a suspect in the hatchet slaying of an 18-year-old has been arrested in Alabama.

Thirty-seven-year-old Larry Eugene Horton of Halethorpe was arrested Wednesday by the U.S. Marshals Task Force in Bayou La Batre, Ala. He is being held pending extradition to Maryland.

Baltimore County police say Horton has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Ryan Jackson. Jackson’s family reported him missing on Oct. 14. His body was found the next day in Baltimore city; he had been struck several times with a hatchet.

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