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Teen indicted in UT freshman's murder

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Meechaiel Criner is accused in the murder of a freshman on the University of Texas-Austin campus. (Austin Police Department via AP)

A Travis County jury indicted a teen accused in the murder of a University of Texas freshman back in April.

Meechaiel Criner has been indicted on a capital murder charge.

EXCLUSIVE: Sister of UT murder suspect tells abc13 he had a tough upbringing
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The sister of the 17-year-old accused of killing UT student Haruka Weiser says she and her brother were part of the CPS system.

According to the indictment, Criner kidnapped, strangled and sexually assaulted Haruka Weiser.

He is not eligible for the death penalty because he's under 18.

Watch: Slain university student was sexually assaulted, officials say
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Haruka Weiser was sexually assaulted and strangled, according to reports.

Original report: Body found on UT-Austin campus; being investigated as homicide
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Students talk about woman found dead on campus, Chauncy Glover reports.

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