New details alleged in murder of Ferris wheel sex act suspect

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New details in the murder of the ferris wheel sex suspect (KTRK)

There are breaking new developments in the murder of a Houston man who last month was accused of a sex act on a Las Vegas Ferris wheel.

This morning in probable cause court, authorities alleged Phillip Panzica was targeted after bragging about getting several thousands of dollars from "Inside Edition" for his side of his story in the alleged crime.

Panzica, 27, was gunned down last Saturday morning in southwest Houston.

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Two men are on the run after a violent shooting and carjacking

Panzica made headlines after he was arrested for having sex on a Las Vegas Ferris wheel in February. At the time, Panzica told authorities he had sex with a woman he met down the Las Vegas strip after he got into an argument with his then-girlfriend.

Houston police say Bryant Watts and Arron Jones have been arrested in connection with the carjacking that involved Panzica and his fiance. Watts and Jones have been charged with capital murder.

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Two men arrested for killing man after leaving club, Miya Shay reports.

The carjacking happened around 5:15am Saturday in the 9200 block of Richmond Avenue at Ocee Street.

We're following this story on Eyewitness News. Watch for updates on air, online and on our mobile news app.

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