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UPDATE: Police arrest third suspect in connection with River Park Drive double homicide

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Larry Ordway, age 14,  and 16-year-old Maurice Gordon Larry Ordway, age 14,  and 16-year-old Maurice Gordon

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested a third suspect -- a juvenile -- in connection with the deaths of two teens killed Sunday in the Shawnee neighborhood.

Larry Ordway, age 14,  and 16-year-old Maurice Gordon, were stabbed, burned and left for dead Sunday afternoon. Police arrested Brice Rhodes, 25, in the gruesome killings of the teens, as well as a juvenile suspect.

On Thursday afternoon, police said a third suspect, another juvenile, was arrested. That suspect is a 17-year-old male, according to LMPD spokeswoman Alicia Smiley. Smiley said he is charged with two counts of murder and one count of tampering with physical evidence.  

Elizabeth Wren, the boys' mother, said her sons witnessed something they wish they'd never seen, the murder of Christopher Jones earlier this month on 41st Street. Rhodes is also charged in that murder. Wren said her eldest feared for his life.

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"My son told me what was going to happen to him. He knew this. I did everything I could do to prevent it. They said, 'Mama, if you tell we're going to die, you're going to die, sis is going to die, my brother's going to die,'" Wren said. "I know my sons left with him."

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