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Boy, 14, surrenders in N. Phila. stabbing death

Kenneth Groce, 14, surrendered to Philadelphia police yesterday and was charged with the Friday afternoon stabbing death of Jeremiah Smith in North Philadelphia, said Lt. Philip Riehl of the Homicide Division.

Kenneth Groce, 14, surrendered to Philadelphia police yesterday and was charged with the Friday afternoon stabbing death of Jeremiah Smith in North Philadelphia, said Lt. Philip Riehl of the Homicide Division.

Riehl said Groce and Smith, 17, got into a fight around 6:40 p.m. and Smith was stabbed and collapsed at a door in the 2300 block of Edgley Street in North Philadelphia. Police recovered a bloody knife at the scene; Smith died about an hour later at Temple University Hospital.

Police issued a murder warrant for Groce on Saturday and he surrendered yesterday afternoon, Riehl said. No address was given for Groce. - Andrew Maykuth

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