2 due in court in teen's murder

June 16, 2009 5:52:38 AM PDT
Two teens charged in the brutal murder of a 15-year-old boy are expected in court Tuesday. Edgar Silva and Jovanny Martinez are expected to be indicted Tuesday for the killing of Alex Arellano, 15. The two are charged with first-degree murder.

Arellano's body was found early last month. He had been beaten, shot and set on fire.

A third suspect, Alisa Campos, was charged with first-degree murder in the death Monday.

Prosecutors say Arellano was accosted by members of the Latin Kings street gang, who attacked him when he refused to give the gang hand signal. The gang members reportedly beat him with baseball bats, struck him with a car and finally shot him in the head.

His body was then set on fire and left in a gangway between two buildings.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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