Witness Refusing To Testify For Tampa Slaying

Tavari_Grant_2013TAMPA — As the first of two suspects goes on trial this week in the slaying of two teens, an important prosecution witness remains behind bars refusing to testify.

Charles Waits and Tavari Grant are each accused of murdering siblings Kiara Brito, 16, and Jeremi Brito, 13, on June 5, 2011 in their home at 3021 W. Van Buren Drive. The two face two counts of first-degree murder and home-invasion robbery.

Authorities say the suspects killed the teens in a home invasion robbery over drugs. Kiara kept expensive, hydroponically grown marijuana in her dresser drawer and sold enough at one point to stash $1,300 cash in her bedroom, according to police reports.

Source: The Tampa Tribune