Two Murder Suspects Behind Bars After Almost A Week On The Run - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/30/07

Two Murder Suspects Behind Bars After Almost A Week On The Run

Source: Lubbock Co. Sheriff's Dept. Source: Lubbock Co. Sheriff's Dept.
Source: Lubbock Co. Sheriff's Dept. Source: Lubbock Co. Sheriff's Dept.

The teens suspected of killing Javier Eduardo Castaneda are in custody. The arrests came just five hours after Castaneda was laid to rest Monday.

NewsChannel 11 learned that the attorneys for the two suspects surrendered them to the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office early Monday afternoon.

Alfredo Perez, 19, is expected to be charged in connection with the murder along with Vincent Lee Sandoval, 18.

Police have been searching for the men since last Wednesday when Javier Eduardo Castaneda was gunned down outside Harwell Elementary School.

Since then, police have received several Crime Line tips, claiming the suspects were planning to turn themselves in, which they did, Wednesday afternoon.

It's proven to be an emotional day for Javier's family. Funeral services were held for Javier at 10:00 Monday morning.

Family and friends says it's fitting that on the same day Javier was laid to rest his suspected killers turned themselves in.

"I'm just glad they turned themselves in and that makes the family calm, that they are locked up because what they did, they put us through a lot of pain. We're glad they turned themselves in," Javier's first cousin, Claudia Garcia, said. 

Perez and Sandoval are expected to be arraigned sometime Monday evening inside the jail.

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