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Disturbing confession in Clearwater murder arrest

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CLEARWATER, FL (WFLA) -

Clearwater Police have made an arrest in a murder case from January, and say the motive is disturbing.

Police say 16-year-old Mychal King killed 22-year-old Jason Paul in January.  Paul was riding his bike on his way home from work when King spotted him.

Investigators say King approached him and then started stabbing him for no reason.  King was already in jail on unrelated charges when he confessed to this crime.

Chief Anthony Holloway said King confessed that he was angry about family issues and decided to kill the first person he saw.

"King was upset and decided he was going to kill the first person he saw, and that's the first person he saw coming down Glenwood," Holloway said.

Paul's family say they're thankful for the arrest but remain heartbroken.

"His whole life was becoming great," said Renee Langfritz, Paul's mother.  "He was only 22 and wanted to go to school to be a vet tech and was hoping to accomplish the enrollment in that this year.  He just had a whole bright future ahead of him. And this just makes me sick that someone could do this to someone so innocent.and so full of life."

Police say they plan to ask prosecutors to charge King as an adult.

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