Police: Two teens killed 51-year-old woman

Two teenagers have been arrested after police say they burglarized 51-year-old Kimberly Leto's home and killed her.

"That it was a 14 and 15-year-old is unimaginable. There is a loss of life and two lives thrown away," said Baltimore Police Commissioner, Anthony Batts.

Police originally thought the teens were 14 and 15; they have since corrected those numbers and confirm that they are charging 14-year-old Alonzo Gorham-Ramos and 16-year-old Allen Pinkney with Leto's murder.

"This is a heartbreaking tragedy, on so many levels," Commissioner Batts said. "Our purpose today is not to claim victory on this arrest, rather it is to limit that such a tragedy occurred in the first place."

According to police, Gorham-Ramos burglarized Leto's home back in August.

"To have it so close, just six doors away, that's really eye opening," a neighbor told ABC2.

Leto worked down the street from her Ellwood Avenue home at O'Donnell's Pub. Friends describe her as a lively, caring person.

"You'd have to say she had this certain glow about her. I mean, she's just happy all the time. She always had a kind word for you. Even when she worked here, she was so nice," said Michael Carrick, a friend of Leto's.

Police said the apparent motive in the Friday morning homicide is burglary; the two suspects got away with change and electronic devices. Police also confirm that one of the suspect's mothers works as a civilian employee for the Baltimore City Police Department.

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