Murder suspect lured victims through online deception, police say

Murder suspect lured victims through online deception, police say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis police have arrested one of the two men suspected of killing a White Station High School football player.

On Labor Day 18-year-old Jack Luibel was found shot to death inside his truck, parked on church property on Clifton Avenue.

(source: Luibel Family)
(source: Luibel Family)

Talas Bonds, 18, is facing charges of first-degree murder in perpetration of a robbery in connection to the murder.

According to a police affidavit, officers found messages on Luibel’s phone showing he was planning to meet a woman at the address.

Investigators said Bonds was actually sending the messages. Police tracked him down to Slocum Avenue in Frayser after being wanted for a different charge.

Bonds is accused of robbing someone else at gunpoint in August, just a block away from where the shooting happened.

In that case, police said Bonds pretended he was selling a gun on Facebook.

Investigators said they showed Bonds surveillance video in the area of Luibel’s murder, and Bonds admitted that it was him on the video.

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