16-Year-Old Charged With Killing Two Teens

Aug 31, 2013

Authorities say a 16-year-old boy is facing charges in connection with the shooting death of two teens in Silver City. Police say the 16-year-old was arrested Friday and later admitted to the shooting.

According to Silver City police, the boy shot 19-year-old Eric Vega and 17-year-old Jose Varela after an argument. Police say the suspect and victims were related.

Authorities say the 16-year-old is charged with two open counts of murder, aggravated battery, tampering with evidence, and unlawful possession of a handgun.

It was not known if he had an attorney.


Information from: Silver City Daily Press,

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