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Texas Teenager Taken Into Custody In Connection With 2021 Halloween Slaying, Police Say

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Source: Travis County Sheriff’s Office; UNSPLASH

Oct. 29 2022, Published 9:01 a.m. ET

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A 19-year-old suspect in Texas is behind bars in connection with the fatal shooting of another teenager last Halloween, authorities said.

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Roidel Enrique Vivero-Diaz faces a first-degree felony murder charge for the slaying of Eduardo Jaramillo, 18, on Oct. 31, 2021, KEYE-TV reported.

According to police, Jaramillo was found shot to death in his vehicle around 10:30 p.m.

A person called 911 after hearing gunshots and reported seeing two people dressed in all-black clothing fleeing the area, states an arrest affidavit obtained by KEYE-TV.

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An investigation determined Vivero-Diaz shot Jaramillo with the victim's own gun after robbing him during a marijuana deal, according to the affidavit.

Police said they obtained Vivero-Diaz’s phone records, which allegedly indicated he was in the area when the murder occurred.

During an interview, the suspect, who was located and questioned on Oct. 20, nearly one year after the shooting, denied he was responsible for the homicide.

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Officers wrote in the affidavit they confronted Vivero-Diaz with the phone record evidence and he then allegedly admitted he and a second person committed the murder and identified himself on surveillance video.

He claimed he and the second suspect hadn’t planned on robbing Jaramillo.

Vivero-Diaz was being held at the Travis County jail.

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