Two teens have been charged with capital murder in the death of a girl whose killing has been linked with the occult.
Jose E. Reyes, 17, was arrested on Sunday in the NASA-area slaying, Houston police said on Monday. A 16-year-old boy was arrested on Monday.
They were charged in the death of a 15-year-old girl identified by medical examiners as Corriann Cervantes, whose body was found about 4:10 a.m. Saturday in the 16400 block of El Camino Real, between El Dorado Boulevard and Bay Area Boulevard.
A criminal complaint accuses Reyes of kidnapping the girl on Wednesday then striking her on the head with the lid of a toilet tank.
Cervantes was found in a vacant apartment. A person there saw a door that was open. The teen was partially clothed, had head trauma and appeared to have been sexually assaulted, Houston police said.
Evidence on the girl's body and in the apartment indicated occult activity had occurred, police said.
Reyes is in the Harris County jail with no bail. The 16-year-old, who's unidentified because of his age, was referred to the Harris County Juvenile Probation Authority.