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Two Suspects Arrested and Charged in Ben Hur Double Homicide  
On Friday, October 16, 2020 at around 11 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers took a 17-year-old male into custody in the 800 block of Graves Street. The defendant, who is not being identified due to his juvenile status, is charged with two counts of first degree murder and two counts of attempted first degree murder in the shooting that occurred in the 600 block of Ben Hur Avenue on August 9, 2020.   

On Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at around 5:30 p.m., KPD officers alongside members of the U.S. Marshals Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force also took 20-year-old Eli Mostella (DOB 10/17/2000) into custody in the 2600 block of E. Fifth Avenue. Mostella is charged with two counts of first degree murder and two counts of attempted first degree murder stemming from the same incident.  

The KPD appreciates the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force, which includes representatives from the U.S. Marshals, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Blount County Sheriff’s Office and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
Posted by serland On 20 October, 2020 at 9:35 PM  

 
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