Crime

BREAKING: Marco Antonio Nava accepts plea deal moments before trial to start

EL PASO, TX - One of the men accused in the murder of 20-year-old Christian Jorjorian has pleaded guilty right before his trial was scheduled to begin.

Marco Antonio Nava was charged with capital murder in the shooting death of  20-year-old Christian Jorjorian, back in August of 2016.

The capital murder charge was dropped, when Nava pleaded guilty to murder this morning.

El Paso police alleged that Nava and Marcelo Mailland set up a "narcotics transaction" with the victim, allegedly intending to steal the victim's drugs.

It happened before 8 p.m. Aug. 15 on the 1000 block of Calle Parque Drive, not far from Franklin High School.

A complaint affidavit obtained by ABC-7 states Nava had been texting Jorjorian minutes before the killing. Nava allegedly admitted to detectives that they intended to rob Jorjorian of his drugs.

The complaint affidavit also states Nava told detectives Mailland shot Jorjorian when the armed robbery did not go as planned.

Nava has been sentenced to 30 years in prison and will be eligible for supervised release in 15 years.

 


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