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Mississippi teen went on spree prior to carrier's slaying

The Mississippi teenager charged in the January slaying of a newspaper carrier was involved in a crime spree three days earlier that included the armed robbery of an elderly woman who had recently suffered a stroke, police said.

The 86-year-old woman had just arrived at the Main Street Cafe on Jan. 18 at 9 a.m., when a gunman pointed a handgun at her and demanded, "Give me your money. ... I mean it. ... I have a gun," according to an arrest warrant affidavit released Wednesday.

The gunman took $114 from the woman before fleeing on foot.

Three days later, the gunman shot and killed David Wayne May, 47, of Arlington while May was restocking a Dallas Morning News kiosk at 5:03 a.m. in the 2000 block of South Cooper Street in central Arlington, police say. Police this week charged 17-year-old Fredrick Deon Davis of Morgan City, Miss., with capital murder in the carrier's death. Davis has been linked to at least six robberies between December and January. Witnesses identified Davis early in the investigation, according to the arrest warrant. A family member told police that he drove Davis to a Greyhound bus station in Shreveport in February. From there, Davis took the bus to Morgan City, the warrant states.