Teens charged in man's murder appear in court

HOUSTON The two 17-year-olds were arrested for the murder of Victor Quevedo, who was shot and stabbed to death during a robbery in front of his family Saturday night. Two 15-year-old males were also arrested in connection with the fatal shooting.

Christian Alexander Lopez, 17, was in court to hear the charge of capital murder against him. Investigators say he was one of four teenagers present when Quevedo was killed.

Also in probable cause court was Jose Armando Pineda, 17. He, too, faces a capital murder charge.

According to court documents, one of the 15-year-old suspects and another female juvenile were taken into custody after the two teens were pulled over in a stolen vehicle. Police say the 15-year-old male suspect admitting to being involved in Quevedo's murder in a recorded conversation in the back of a patrol car.

While Pineda was in court Wednesday, the prosecution recounted the law enforcement version of what happened.

"At that time, he stopped and Queveda got out of the car and they rushed to the decedent's car and ordered him out at gunpoint and a struggle ensued," said the court clerk.

Quevedo died at the scene.

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