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Man Charged in Slaying of 16-Year-Old Texas Cheerleader

EDNA, Texas – Rafael Govea Romero was arrested on Saturday and charged with the capital murder of Lizbeth Medina, a 16-year-old cheerleader from Edna, Texas.

The arrest comes four days after Medina was found dead Tuesday by her mother in the small Southeast Texas town, which is about 30 minutes east of Victoria.

Medina, a cheerleader at her local high school, was found in a bathtub in their apartment. Her mother went home to look for her when she failed to show up at a Christmas parade where she was supposed to perform.

‘Placed under arrest for Capital Murder’

On Sunday morning, the Edna Police Department announced the arrest. “(Authorities) were able to locate an undocumented male subject, identified as Rafael Govea Romero in the city of Schulenburg.

Edna Police Department and Texas Rangers immediately traveled to Schulenburg where Romero was placed under arrest for Capital Murder and transported to the Jackson County Jail,” reads a press release from the Edna Police Department. According to Texas DPS records, Romero, 23, was born in Mexico.

Source: KSAT.com