HOUSTON (AP) — A brief court hearing has been held for the 17-year-old charged in the fatal stabbing of a fellow student at a Houston-area high school.
Luis Alonzo Alfaro appeared Friday before a state district judge in a Houston courtroom to review the facts of the case. Defense attorney Milan Marinkovich declined to discuss the case after the hearing.
Alfaro has been charged with murder in Wednesday's killing of 17-year-old Joshua Devon Broussard. He's jailed on a $150,000 bond.
Alfaro has told investigators the altercation began when he bumped a different youth in the school cafeteria.
But Harris County sheriff's investigators say gang rivalry appears to be the motive in the slaying at Spring High School in Spring, about 20 miles north of Houston.
Classes have been canceled until Monday.