PEARLAND, Texas – The friend of a 16-year-old girl who was found stabbed to death inside her Pearland home in March was arrested at his high school Tuesday and charged with capital murder, according to Pearland Police.
The teen boy was taken into custody at noon at Pasadena Memorial High School and transported to the Brazoria County Juvenile Detention Center. His identity has not been released because he was a juvenile at the time of the crime.
The boy is accused of killing Arrijana Hill, who was a student at Dawson High School. Arrijana’s mother arrived to their home in an upscale gated community one Friday afternoon to find her daughter dead. The Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office determined Arrijana had been strangled and stabbed. The death of the girl, who was described as “sweet” by others, left the community shocked.
During the course of the investigation, it was learned that Arrijana was pregnant with twins when she died. DNA analysis determined that the suspect, who also attended Dawson High School at the time Arrijana was brutally murdered, was the father of the unborn babies.
The case will be prosecuted by the Brazoria County District Attorney’s Office.