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Charges in shooting death of western Indiana 15-year-old upgraded to murder

Matthew Earle (L) and Kyle Johnson (R). (Sullivan County Jail)

CARLISLE, Ind. (WISH) — Two men are now charged with murder following the June death of a Sullivan County 15-year-old, Indiana State Police said.

The additional charges were filed against Kyle Johnson and Matthew Earle on Monday after a review of evidence and witness statements indicated that the shooting death of Mezmariah Wilson was a murder.

Both now face charges of murder, attempted murder, carrying a handgun within 500 feet of a school property and pointing a firearm for their roles in the shooting that occurred near Carlisle Elementary School on June 10.

Johnson and Earle were initially only charged with criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and obstruction of justice.

Both suspects are being held without bond.