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The deadly shooting of an Ysleta Higher School scholar was linked to a drug offer established up on Fb, courtroom documents discovered.

Files said that El Paso police detectives made use of a look for warrant to get the Fb data of Juan Manuel “Jay” Cervantes Jr., 17, who was killed Oct. 18 in the course of what law enforcement mentioned was a drug offer robbery in the Reduce Valley.

Victor Alexander Valerio, 20, and Daniel Raul Torres, 18, were being arrested previously this month on funds murder expenses in relationship with the death of Cervantes.

Cervantes achieved with Valerio and Torres to sell them Xanax, an anxiety prescription drug, according to a legal criticism submitted by a homicide detective.

Law enforcement officers mentioned that Cervantes was fatally shot in the course of a drug “rip off.”

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On the night time of Oct. 18, Cervantes had stepped out of his dwelling when he was shot in the 8400 block of Hughes Circle, police said.

The criticism said that patrol officers were responding to a call of photographs fired when the call was upgraded to a “man or woman down” on the avenue.

Cervantes was even now mindful when he was loaded into an ambulance.

The criticism said that a law enforcement officer driving in the ambulance “requested the victim if he understood who had shot him and the victim nodded indeed. The victim stopped breathing as the paramedics carried out CPR on him en route to the hospital.”

Cervantes died at the hospital from a gunshot wound.

Juan Manuel “Jay” Cervantes Jr. (Image: Courtesy)

Files said that a neighbor told law enforcement that anyone ran through her lawn at the time of the shooting and a nearby home protection digicam filmed a auto speeding absent from the scene.

Detectives learned that Cervantes’ mobile cellular phone was missing and suspected that the killer may perhaps have grabbed it “in endeavours to choose any electronic footprints” linked to the homicide, the criticism said.

Making use of a look for warrant, detectives obtained Cervantes’ Fb data.

On the night time of the homicide, Cervantes had a Fb messenger discussion with “Ept Danny Boy,” who established up a offer to get Xanax drugs from Cervantes, the criticism said.

Ept Danny Boy, later on messaged: “I am listed here.”

Cervantes responded with a “thumbs up” emoji.

Six minutes later on, a 911 call was manufactured about photographs fired and a man or woman getting down, the criticism said.

“Ept Danny Boy” deleted his Fb account. Detectives identified “Ept Danny Boy” as Torres by matching Fb shots with scheduling shots, the criticism said.

On Dec. 6, Torres was arrested on an unrelated theft cost and was questioned by detectives at Law enforcement Headquarters.

Torres allegedly implicated himself in the killing of Cervantes, admitted to getting “Ept Danny Boy” and told law enforcement that the weapon was tossed out of the window in the getaway auto, the criticism said.

Torres also allegedly identified the other man or woman included as his ideal pal, Valerio, who has a facial area tattoo inked on his eyebrow and forehead, the criticism said.

The criticism extra that Torres’ sister told detectives that Torres had told her that he and his friends had completed some ‘”stupid (expletive).”

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In accordance to courtroom data, Torres had misdemeanor expenses of possession of significantly less than two ounces of marijuana and evading arrest dismissed in July just after he concluded six months of deferred adjudication, a sort of probation wherever a scenario is dropped if the conditions of probation are achieved.

El Paso County courtroom data exhibit Valerio with only a pair of convictions in 2015 for evading arrest and failure to recognize. He was sentenced to 20 times in jail.

Torres and Valerio each facial area a cost of funds murder, which is punishable by life in jail or the death penalty.

They are getting held with out bond at the El Paso County Jail Annex.

Daniel Borunda may perhaps be attained at 546-6102 dborunda@elpasotimes.com @BorundaDaniel on Twitter.

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