D.C. Police: Teen Killed by Man Met on Social Networking Site

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    A Maryland teen slain in northwest D.C. Friday met her killer via the social-networking website Tagged, D.C. police told her family. News4's Jackie Bensen reports. (Published Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013)

    A Maryland teen slain in northwest D.C. Friday met her killer via the social-networking website Tagged, D.C. police told her family.

    The man 18-year-old Siobhan Lee arranged to meet through her Tagged iPhone app was wanted by police.

    The app originally designed for teens lets people text each other via the Internet. It encourages users to connect with, or "tag," lots of people with similar interests in a short time. It has 80 million registered users.

    Lee’s grandmother believes her granddaughter made a lapse in judgment that 18-year-olds are prone to make when she arranged to meet Alexander Buckley, 21, of Northwest.

    Buckley has a prior conviction for burglary and was wanted on a felony trespassing warrant.

    “I truly believe that once Siobhan met this guy, she knew she made a mistake and then she was trying to get away, and she knew she needed to come home and was trying to come home,” her grandmother Belinda Lee said.

    Siobhan Lee was found with fatal gunshot wounds to the upper body near 5th and Nicholson streets NW early Friday morning, police said. That’s near a bus line that runs to Takoma Park, where Lee lived.

    Buckley was arrested later that day after police received a tip. He is being held without bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 8.

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