Teen Charged for Killing Girl

A 17-year-old Portsmouth boy faces charges of killing a 16-year-old girl in her home in April.

The Churchland High School student appeared in court Friday on first-degree murder and burglary charges in the slaying of Meghan Landowski. He is being held without bond in a juvenile facility. Documents filed in juvenile court indicate that the boy climbed through a bedroom window of the victim's home April 10, then bound and stabbed her several times before running away.

Assistant Police Chief Garrett Shelton says that the victim and the boy were acquainted, but wouldn't elaborate.

Megan was a sophomore at Woodrow Wilson High School.