Harlingen Man Indicted For Murder Of Harlingen Teen


A Cameron County grand jury has indicted a Harlingen man for the murder of a Harlingen High School student.

According to the Brownsville Herald, the indictment charges 19-year-old Phillip Michael Martinez with one count of murder and three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Martinez is accused of gunning down 17-year-old Christopher Angel Perales at the Sunshine Apartments the night of October 6th last year. Three others were wounded, including Perales’ brother.

Harlingen police have not disclosed a motive for the shootings. Martinez is to be arraigned on the charges January 26th.

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