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Kenner hammer attack suspect due in court

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Phillip and Anita Lynch. Source: Family Phillip and Anita Lynch. Source: Family
Vincenzo "Jake" Randazzo. Source: Kenner Police Department Vincenzo "Jake" Randazzo. Source: Kenner Police Department
KENNER, LA (WVUE) -

A teen accused of attacking a Kenner family with a hammer in the Woodlake subdivision back in July is in court for a status hearing Monday. 

Vincenzo "Jake" Randazzo, 16, was charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in connection with the case.

The attack killed 89-year-old Phillip Lynch, and left his wife Anita severely injured. 

Randazzo  has pled not guilty to the charge, and will be tried as an adult in the case. 

Original reports:

The attack happened July 9, 2017.  Phillip and Anita, were allegedly attacked by Randazzo in their Teton Street home in the Woodlake subdivision.  Both were taken to the hospital, 

Phillip died a month later from his injuries.  His wife is continuing to recover.

Randazzo is accused of using a hammer to beat the elderly couple inside their home. Police said he then stole their car and crashed it in Baton Rouge before being arrested.

The Lynches did know Randazzo, and often let him do odd jobs for them in the past. 

Police say Lynch accused Randazzo of stealing from him, which may have led to the attack. 

Randazzo is being held at the Rivarde Detention Center without bond. 

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