Man charged with killing brothers also on sex offender registry
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A juvenile suspect has been arrested along with another man in the gruesome killings of two teenage brothers whose bodies were burned and positioned in an alley.
The Jefferson County Coroner's Office has identified the victims as Larry Ordway, 14, and Maurice G. Gordon Jr., 16. Autopsies show both victims died of multiple blunt force injuries.
Brice Rhodes, 25, faced a long list of charges on Wednesday for the deaths of Maurice and Larry.
Police said Rhodes disposed of the brothers bodies in the backyard of a vacant home on River Park Drive on May 22. Both bodies were badly burned. Police said Rhodes went back to his home off Hite Avenue to assist in cleaning up the crime scene.
During the investigation, police said the juvenile codefendant also told police about Rhodes' involvement with another murder that happened on May 4 on South 41st Street. The victim in that case, Christopher Jones, was shot and later died at the hospital.
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Renada Frampton came to Rhodes' court appearance on Wednesday. She said Rhodes is a friend of the victim's mother, Marie Wren.
"He (Rhodes) knew the kids, the kids was in his music video," Frampton said.
WAVE 3 News found several videos by Rhodes on YouTube. Rhodes appears to be a rapper who went by the name Rambo. One video is called Snot, another is Body Armor and a third is called Trappin & Juggin. Each video features guns and references to drugs, sex and violence. The teen victims are shown with Rhodes in some of the scenes.
Wren said she was not aware her sons were in a rap video with Rhodes.
Other local aspiring rappers said they found the video disturbing and even more troubling that kids were a part of it. Members of 50 Deuce said the video Rhodes is in is giving their industry a bad name.
"That street life that negativity, it's for the birds," 50 Deuce member Staxxflo said.
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"This ain't a life you want to play with," 50 Deuce member Zach Lindz said.
Rhodes is no stranger to Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull, who said he has convicted Rhodes of several felonies in the past and sent him to prison.
"Some of those convictions include criminal confinement, intimidation and armed robbery," Mull said. "It's no surprise to me that he's been arrested for another offense."
Mull said they also have warrants out for Rhodes.
Rhodes is also on the Indiana sex offender registry because he was convicted of criminal confinement of a victim less than 18 years old.
As for Rhodes' latest charges, there are a number of them. They include three counts of murder, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse.
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