Court Dates Set for Teen Accused of Beating Officer to Death

Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 1:15pm

The teenager accused of beating an El Paso Police Officer to death will be in a district court in 2014.

State and Defense attorneys met Thursday morning to set 17-year-old Juan Antonio Gonzalez's court dates. Status Conferences will be scheduled every other month starting next year. Gonzalez's jury selection is scheduled to take place in January 2014.

Police say Gonzalez and Officer Jonathan Molina were involved in an altercation leading to the officer's death in September of this year.

Gonzalez is facing capital murder charges and if convicted, the teenage defendant could be in prison for a lifetime.


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