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16-Year-Old Girl Arrested in Connection With Woodbridge Teen's Death

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    16-Year-Old Girl Arrested in Connection With Woodbridge Teen's Death
    Shooting victim Brenden Wilson, 16, was in the ROTC program at Woodbridge High School as a freshman and sophomore.

    A 16-year-old girl was arrested Friday in connection with the slaying of a 16-year-old Woodbridge High School junior, becoming the fifth suspect to be taken into custody. 

    Brenden Wilson was shot multiple times around 4:30 p.m. Nov. 10 along a popular path that students use to cut through to a nearby neighborhood. Investigators have called Brenden's death drug-related, and said he and the suspects knew each other.

    Police say the teenage girl was present during the shooting and knowingly "setup [sic] the incident as a robbery under the guise of a drug transaction."

    Kawain Tyrell Smalls, 20; Kymothy-Tyriq Desean Wilson, 18; and a 17-year-old boy were arrested Tuesday in connection with Brenden's death. Deion Moses, 17, turned himself in to Prince William County Police on Friday.

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    Smalls has been charged with murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Wilson, Moses, the other 17-year-old male suspect and the 16-year-old female suspect have all been charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.

    Last week, Brenden's mother told News4 she doesn't think her son's death had anything to do with drugs.

    "Just because they were drug dealers, doesn't mean this was a drug-related crime," Vikki Wilson Moore said. "I will not have my son's name go out like that."

    Smalls lived in -- and was arrested in -- the same neighborhood where Brenden lived, News4's Julie Carey reported.

    Prince William County Police confirmed Smalls had been arrested Sept. 29 in connection with a robbery in the 12400 block of Hedges Run Drive in Woodbridge. Police say Smalls and three others asked a 17-year-old boy for his phone, then stole it and threatened the teen. Smalls was charged with robbery.