Man charged with capital murder after officer dies

October 6, 2012 7:40:45 AM PDT
A teen has been charged with capital murder after the death of an El Paso police officer he's accused of beating last month.

Seventeen-year-old Juan Antonio Gonzalez is in El Paso County Jail with bond set at $5 million. He's accused of fatally beating Jonathan Molina when the 29-year-old off-duty officer confronted him as the teen vandalized his car.

Police say Molina spotted three males vandalizing his car Sept. 25 and confronted them, identifying himself as a police officer. The three attacked him, knocked him down and beat him as he lay unconscious after hitting his head on the ground.

Online records list no attorney for Gonzalez.


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