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Man Charged In Capital Murder After Officer Dies
A teen has been charged with capital murder after the death of an El Paso police officer he's accused of beating last month. Seventeen-year-old Juan Antonio Gonzalez is in El Paso County Jail with bond set at $5 million. He's accused of fatally beating Jonathan Molina when the 29-year-old off-duty officer confronted him as the teen vandalized his car.
Police say Molina spotted three males vandalizing his car Sept. 25 and confronted them, identifying himself as a police officer. The three attacked him, knocked him down and beat him as he lay unconscious after hitting his head on the ground.
Online records list no attorney for Gonzalez.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.