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Texas man accused of fatally shooting victim in head during motel robbery is in custody

Capital murder suspect Roberto Trevino, 32, of Fort Worth, was in custody Thursday in Fort Worth. He's the second suspect arrested in connection with the fatal March 3 shooting during a robbery at a motel.
Capital murder suspect Roberto Trevino, 32, of Fort Worth, was in custody Thursday in Fort Worth. He's the second suspect arrested in connection with the fatal March 3 shooting during a robbery at a motel.

A Fort Worth man accused of fatally shooting a robbery victim during a March 3 motel holdup was in custody Thursday, police said.

Roberto Huizar Trevino Jr., 32, was booked into the Fort Worth Jail on Wednesday. He's the second suspect captured in the killing of Corey Brown at a Motel 6. Two other suspects remain on the run.

On March 3, police say, 24-year-old Cassandra Garcia and three accomplices rushed into a motel room and robbed the occupants, according to an arrest warrant. Brown, 37, and four other people were staying in the motel in the 900 block of East Northside Drive.

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Cassandra Garcia, 24, of Fort Worth Courtesy: Fort Worth Jail

Trevino is accused of shooting Brown in the head after Garcia ordered him to. She was arrested several hours after the shooting.

The warrant gave this brief account of the holdup and killing:

Before the suspects arrived at the motel, one cut off an ankle monitor.

A woman began communicating with a friend who wanted to know her room number so he could visit her.

The woman looked out the window and saw her friend's car in the parking lot.

Minutes later, Garcia and three men stormed in after someone answered their knocks.

Garcia, armed with a .380-caliber handgun, and and another man pointed handguns at the occupants.



One witness described Garcia as being in charge. Brown was lying down and Garcia ordered her accomplice with a handgun to shoot him "because he was not cooperating with the robbery."

Garcia and her accomplices stole several cellphones and a Sony Bluetooth speaker before fleeing from the motel.

At 8 p.m. March 3, detectives went to a home in the 4800 block of South Hughes Avenue after tracking one of the stolen cellphones to that residence.

When detectives knocked on the door, one of the suspects ran out the back. Detectives found a stolen cellphone in the backyard.

Detectives later identified Garcia as a suspect. After police established surveillance on her Fort Worth home, she was stopped and arrested March 4.

Police have the names of Garcia's other accomplices and said they continued to search for them on Thursday.

Garcia, who faces a charge of capital murder, was in the Tarrant County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Bail had not been set for Trevino, who also faces a capital murder charge. Jail records also showed he faces charges of drug possession and driving while intoxicated.

This report contains material from the Star-Telegram archives.

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