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Teen charged with murder of pizza delivery man will be tried as an adult

Corey Arrington. Source: Jefferson County Jail Corey Arrington. Source: Jefferson County Jail
Najeh and his grandson in an undated photo. (Source: Family) Najeh and his grandson in an undated photo. (Source: Family)

A teenager accused of killing a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver has been denied youthful offender status in Jefferson County court.

Corey Arrington was 17 years old when police charged him with capital murder in the death of Najeh Masaeid, 63, in 2014.

Masaeid was found dead after making a pizza delivery to the District at the Summit apartments on Dec. 21, 2014. Police say he was beaten in the head with an object and died from blunt force trauma.

His body was discovered in a breezeway at the apartment complex. 

Masaeid’s family said he came to America almost 20 years ago in hopes of fulfilling the American dream and had worked at the Domino's Pizza for 15 years.

Arrington is also charged with robbery for a previous incident at the same apartment complex involving a Papa John’s delivery driver that happened around a month before Masaeid was killed. 

Jefferson County Judge Stephen Wallace determined on Friday that Arrington will be tried as an adult in the capital murder case. 

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