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HOUSTON (AP) -- Police say a Texas prison inmate, in a letter to authorities, has confessed to his role in a 1997 fatal shooting in Houston.

Authorities say the inmate, now 32, was 15 years old at the time of the shooting of 20-year-old Jevonnie T. Jenkins.

Police say Jenkins was shot when the inmate and another male robbed Jenkins and a friend as they sat on the porch of the friend s home.

Earlier this year, the inmate, who is in prison for another crime, wrote a letter to authorities confessing his involvement in Jenkins shooting.

The case is being referred to Harris County Juvenile Probation authorities on a capital murder charge.

Police say the inmate s name cannot be released until he is certified as an adult in the shooting.

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