Tyson Langley Teen Killer Murders 2 In Arizona

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Tyson Langley would murder two people during a robbery in Arizona. According to court documents Tyson Langley would walk into a Peoria Arizona and would shoot two people in the head. When Tyson Langley was arrested in California and extradited back to Arizona where he would stand trial and be convicted of both murders and robbery. This teen killer was sentenced to two twenty one year sentences to be served consecutively

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Last Name First Name Middle Initial LANGLEY TYSON D
Gender Height (inches) Weight Hair Color MALE 70 176 BROWN
Eye Color Ethnic Origin Custody Class Admission BLUE CAUCASIAN Medium/Moderate 03/05/2014
Projected Eligible Release Date Prison Release Date Release Type 01/27/2065 Community Supervision Begin Date
Most Recent Location As of Date ComplexUnit Last MovementStatus TUCSONASPC-T WINCHESTER 08/14/2019 ACTIVE

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A teenager who pleaded guilty to killing two people during a 2012 Peoria smoke-shop robbery was sentenced to 42 years in prison by a judge Feb. 28.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Bruce Cohen sentenced Tyson Langley to consecutive 21-year terms in prison for second-degree murder and armed robbery in a hearing on Friday morning in downtown Phoenix, ending the saga that began when the teen walked into a Peoria smoke shop on Jan. 17, 2012 and shot two people in the head during a robbery.

The family of one of the victims, Melinda Bowen, said they wanted Langley to receive the death penalty, which is not given to minors. They expressed anger with having to pay taxes that will pay for Langley to live in prison until the teen is in his mid-50s.

Lathea Nezilla, Bowen’s older sister, refused to say Langley’s name when she talked in front of the judge.

Why you had to come into our lives is not fair because I don’t want to be in his life,” she said. “But he took someone very dear to me and for that I hate you.”

The family of the second victim, Kenneth Matlock, choose not to speak.

Both the prosecution and defense attempted to speculate about why Langley, an intelligent and good kid, killed two people and shot another. They suggested Langley’s use of the synthetic drugs, his anger after discovering information about his mother and stepfather’s sex lives or a lack of impulse control.

Langley’s stepfather and mother both spoke and apologized to the victim’s families. His mother struggled to begin reading her prepared statement and Langley cried during part of it.

The teen apologized for his actions.


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Tyson Langley, the 15-year-old accused of gunning down two people at a Peoria smoke shop last week, is being held on $2 million bond after he was arrested in Los Angeles over the weekend and extradited back to the Valley.

Langley, court records obtained by New Times show, was arrested on Los Angeles’ Skid Row on Thursday afternoon after a “BOLO” (be on the lookout) had been issued for him by Peoria police.

When he was taken into custody, Langley had a gun in his possession — violating California’s minor in possession of a firearm law.

Peoria police picked Langley up at Los Angeles’ East Lake Juvenile Detention Facility and brought him back to the Valley, where he was booked into a Maricopa County jail on two counts of first degree murder.

Since his arrest, Langley has said little to authorities. This morning, during his initial appearance in Maricopa County Superior Court (which you can see by clicking here), Langley quietly said his name and date of birth before Court Commissioner Barbara Hamner appointed a public defender to handle the boy’s case.  

According to Peoria police, Langley shot two customers — Melinda Bowen, 38, and Kenneth Matlock, 60 — at the Euphorium Emporium smoke shop in Peoria Tuesday afternoon. Both victims were shot in the head.

After fatally shooting Bowen and Matlock, Langley followed another customer out of the store and shot him in the hip, court records show.

Langley left the shop with $300 and the owner of the smoke shop’s handgun. He then drove Matlock’s truck to a Phoenix Walgreen’s before catching a bus to Los Angeles.

A motive for the murders is unknown.

Per Arizona statute, Langley will be charged as an adult. His next court appearance is scheduled for January 27.


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  1. Tyson Langley 2020 Update

    Tyson Langley is currently incarcerated at the Arizona State Prison Complex – Winchester Unit

  2. Tyson Langley Release Date

    Tyson Langley is serving a forty two year prison sentence, he is scheduled for release in 2065

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