Grand jury indicts illegal immigrant on capital murder following death of high school cheerleader

Grand jury indicts illegal immigrant on capital murder following death of high school cheerleader


A grand jury in Texas indicted an illegal immigrant on capital murder following the brutal stabbing death of a high school cheerleader.

The illegal immigrant, identified as 23-year-old Rafael Govea Romero, is accused of stabbing Lizbeth Medina, 16, to death during what authorities believe was an attempted burglary or sexual assault, according to a Thursday report.

Medina, a junior at Edna High School, was found dead in early December after her mother, Jacqueline Medina, discovered her corpse around 7 p.m. in the bathtub of Cottonwood Apartments.

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Romero allegedly struck the teenage girl, caused her head to strike a “firm surface,” hit her with a “hard object,” and “repeatedly stabbing or cutting” her “with a sharp object or edged weapon,” documents suggest.

“It’s very disturbing to me,”

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