2 indicted in gory murder of Klein Forest student

2 indicted in gory murder of Klein Forest student

Detectives found Cristian Zamora, (Left) who is from El Salvador, at a local residence and arrested and charged him with murder.

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by Associated Press

khou.com

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 26 at 11:59 AM

HOUSTON (AP) - Two men have been indicted on murder charges in the 2013 alleged gang-related slaying of a teen whose mutilated body was found in a forest near Houston.
   
Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced the indictment of 22-year-old Cristian Alexander Zamora and 19-year-old Ricardo Leonel Campos-Lara. Investigators say both suspects from El Salvador face initial court appearances in Houston.                     
   
The body of 16-year-old Josael Guevara was discovered Sept. 23 in Sam Houston National Forest. Authorities say the victim, who was a sophomore at Klein Forest High School in Houston, was struck with a machete and a bat.
   
Zamora was arrested hours after the body was located. Lara was arrested in October.
   
The Walker County Sheriff's Office has said investigators believe the killing was gang-related retaliation.
 

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