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North Carolina teen charged with grandmother's murder

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NEW BERN, NC (WCTI/CNN) - A North Carolina teenager accused of murdering his grandmother went before a judge Friday.

17-year-old James Gizzi is charged with murder, a felony of cruelty to animals and a felony of larceny.

Authorities say he murdered 68-year-old Marjorie Thompson Monday, then set fire to her mobile home leaving her dog inside to die.

He was found staying with his older brother in Mississippi in his mother's stolen car.

19-year-old John Gizzi is charged with felony possession of a stolen vehicle.

If convicted, he could spend the rest of his life in prison.

There's no word yet on a possible motive for the killing.

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