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10:13 am
Sat February 6, 2010

Teens Indicted For Murder

Las Cruces – A Dona Ana County grand jury has indicted three Anthony, N.M., teenagers on first-degree murder, robbery and other charges in the death of a 20-year-old man at a rest stop along New Mexico's border with Texas.

Prosecutors say 19-year-old Jorge Murillo, 17-year-old Irvin Ramirez, and 15-year-old Javier Orozco are accused of the Jan. 5 death and robbery of Adam Espinoza, who was moving from San Antonio to San Diego.

Investigators say Espinoza was shot and placed in the trunk of his own vehicle, which was moved to an arroyo and lit on fire.

A fourth defendant, 20-year-old Robert Lascano Jr., has been indicted on charges of tampering with evidence and receiving stolen property Espinoza's cell phone.

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Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, http://www.lcsun-news.com


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