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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011, 1 P.M.

Girl in Facebook attack charged as adult

A 17-year-old girl who police believe lured a boy to a robbery after meeting him on Facebook will be charged as an adult.

Abigail R. Murphy is to appear in Spokane County Superior Court this afternoon on a first-degree robbery charge, though she continues to be housed in juvenile detention. The Spokesman-Review does not name juvenile unless they are charged as adults with serious crimes.

The victim said he'd arranged to meet Murphy at Corbin Park Saturday at 11 p.m. with $75, but when he got in her Chevy Tahoe, two men later identified as David M. Martinez, 22, and Brendan T. Dalla, 20, pointed handguns at him and demanded his money, according to court documents.

Martinez and Dalla are in jail on $75,000 bond for first-degree robbery. Spokane police officers stopped the suspects at North Monroe Street and West Boone Avenue about 15 minutes later and located two handguns in the car, as well as a the victim's iPhone. One of the guns had been reported stolen, police said.

"The investigation, arrests, and recovery of evidence was a success due to the cooperative efforts of all units involved," according to a news release by the Spokane Police Department. "The incident is also a good reminder to parents and guardians to monitor their children’s Internet communications."

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