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Teen charged in hammer death of Bedford girl is set to be moved to adult jail

Kaytlynn Cargill's body was found in an Arlington landfill June 21, 2017. Jordin Roache, 16, of Fort Worth, is accused of using a hammer to beath her to death over an alleged $300 marijuana deal. His trial is pending.
Kaytlynn Cargill's body was found in an Arlington landfill June 21, 2017. Jordin Roache, 16, of Fort Worth, is accused of using a hammer to beath her to death over an alleged $300 marijuana deal. His trial is pending.

A Fort Worth teen who will stand trial as an adult in the killing of a 14-year-old Bedford girl last year is scheduled to be transferred to the county jail next week.

Jordin Roache was certified in December to stand trial as an adult. He has remained in the Lynn W. Ross Juvenile Detention Center since his arrest in September.

Roache will be moved to the Tarrant County Jail on March 30, the day he turns 17, according to the Tarrant County district attorney's office.

The teen is accused of using a hammer to kill Kaytlynn Cargill, whose body was found in an Arlington landfill in June.

He's accused of beating her to death during a $300 marijuana transaction at the Oak Creek Apartments, near Pennington Field in Bedford, where she lived with her parents.

Cellphone records and DNA evidence link Roache to Cargill's death, according to an arrest warrant.

Roache had been staying at the Bedford complex with his girlfriend for about two weeks before Cargill was killed. Investigators on June 25 found blood on several walls and other areas in the girlfriend's apartment, as well as the head of a hammer believed to be the murder weapon, according to the warrant.

Republic Services confirmed to detectives that the garbage at the apartment complex was picked up on June 21 and taken to the landfill, according to the warrant.

Roache was taken into custody on Sept. 1 at O.D. Wyatt High School in Fort Worth. A date for his murder trial is pending.

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Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763,@mingoramirezjr
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