16-YEAR-OLD GEORGIA GIRL SITTING IN JAIL ON MURDER CHARGES GETS ARRESTED FOR SECOND, UNRELATED MURDER, AUTHORITIES SAID

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Source: Mega

Mar. 24 2021, Published 12:36 p.m. ET

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A 16-year-old Georgia girl was in jail on a murder charge but now faces charges for a second, unrelated killing from 2019, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

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Leslie Garcia-Juarez was arrested in late December for the shooting death of Adaph Aimable, 22, according to authorities.

These new charges are in relation to the murder of 19-year-old Osiel Montano in 2019, nearly one year earlier from the murder of Aimable, authorities said.

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation stated that Norcross, Georgia, police asked for help from them during their investigation of a homicide on Dec. 30, 2019.

According to the press release, Montano’s body was found in an abandoned apartment in Norcross. It was determined that Montano was dead from a single gunshot wound to the head.

In the press release, it states that Garcia-Juarez shot and killed Montano and then fled the scene back in 2019.

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The new charges, related to a Decemebr 2020 shooting, against Garcia-Juarez are the results of a lengthy murder investigation, according to authorities. 

For the Dec. 29, 2020 murder, police officers were called near Duluth, Georgia, after a report of a shooting inside a unit of an apartment complex, as reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Aimable was identified as the victim in that case. 

Days later, Garcia-Juarez was arrested and was charged as an adult in Aimable’s death, authorities said.

While Garcia-Juarez was charged in the murder of Montano and aggravated assault, the investigation remains ongoing. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation asks anyone with information to contact them by calling 1-800-597-8477 or go online to submit information. 

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