3 teens charged in church parking lot murder

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Friday, January 16, 2015
From left: Ligas, Rojo, and Castro

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Three teens are now charged with capital murder in the November slaying of 19-year-old Rikko Valencia.

Valencia was shot at point-blank range in the face and found the morning of November 16, 2014, in the Springwood Baptist Church parking lot. He was on his way home from work at a Whataburger restaurant when he was killed.

Houston police say Andres Rojo and Edgardo Ligas, both 19, and 17-year-old Jorge Castro, arrested Thursday, each admitted to his role in the murder, saying robbery was the motive.

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