Two men charged in shooting death of Fort Worth teen

Two men charged in shooting death of Fort Worth teen

Credit: Fort Worth Police Department

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by MARJORIE OWENS

WFA

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 2:55 PM

FORT WORTH — Two men have been sentenced to prison time after reaching a plea agreement in the shooting death of a female teen during a botched robbery in 2012 at a Fort Worth home.

According to a statement released by the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office, Curtis Fortenberry, 23, was sentenced to 33 years and Terrance Crumley, 23, to 15.

Prosecutors say the two men planned to rob a home with 17-year-old Claudia Hidic on July 28, 2012. The trio then went to a home in the 3000 block of Overton Park West, which authorities say was owned by Robert Excell Dodson II, an acquaintance of Hidic.

Hidic posed as a hostage while the two men told the occupants they were looking for a man who owed them money. One of the men inside the home pulled out a gun and an exchange of gunfire followed.

Authorities say Hidic suffered a fatal wound to the head from a shot fired from Fortenberry's gun. The two men and the occupants of the home fled the scene, leaving Hidic's body in the back doorway of the home.

Dodson, who wasn't home at the time of the crime, called 911 when he came home later that night and discovered the body.

In an unrelated crime, Dodson, 44, was found dead inside a burning SUV near a natural gas well in Johnson County more than two months later on Oct. 12, 2012. Two people were charged in the death of the president of the Dallas-based Buckley Oil Company. Dodson was a father of three.

 

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