BROWNSVILLE–A Cameron County Grand Jury indicted a former Brownsville football star on a capital murder charge on Wednesday.
Javier de la Rosa, 16, is accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend, 17-year-old Tiffany Galvan, 20 times. Her body was found on August 25 in the outskirts of Brownsville in Benavides Park.
The family of de la Rosa claim the Lopez High School student is innocent of the murder and he claimed he hadn’t seen or contacted her in weeks.
Galvan went to Los Fresnos High School. Her family reported her missing on the morning of August 25 and her body was found later that day.
The indictment states De la Rosa is facing a capital murder charge because he was in the act of kidnapping Galvan when he murdered.
A judge certified de la Rosa as an adult last October and he will be tried as an adult. If convicted, he could face the death penalty or life in prison without parole.
Currently, de la Rosa is in the Cameron County Jail being held on a $500,000.
–Manuel De La Rosa, South Texas Tribune, firstname.lastname@example.org
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