Slain Middletown teen laid to rest

Hundreds of family and friends came out to the North Congregational Church in Middletown today to pay their final respects to 19-year-old James Parker who was murdered earlier this month.

Police say Parker was found stabbed to death Dec. 1 on Linden Avenue.

Officials say 26-year-old Tahir Atkins, of Monticello, killed the teen because of a dispute over money.

Atkins has been arrested and charged with Parker's murder, according to officials.

Those in attendance at the funeral said the 19-year-old?s death was shocking and that it was really hard to say goodbye, but that his death should not be in vain.

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