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Second suspect arrested in connection with murder of Austintown teen

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U.S. Marshals have made another arrest in connection with the stabbing death of a 16-year-old girl from Austintown.

Roneishia Johnson surrendered to authorities in front of the Mahoning County jail Monday morning.

She faces charges of obstruction justice for her alleged part in the murder of Gina Burger.

Johnson has already confessed to police that she witnessed 18-year-old Ricki Williams, IV kill Burger at the Compass West Apartments in Austintown last month.

Johnson told authorities that Williams forced her to help him dispose of the teen's body in a dumpster at the apartment complex.

Employees of a Mercer County waste transfer station discovered the body.

Williams is charged with aggravated murder with a death penalty specification, which was added because the murder was allegedly committed at the same time as a kidnapping and burglary was taking place.

Williams remains held in the Mahoning County jail on $750,000 bond

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