Second Suspect Will Face Murder Charge In Connection with Jazmine Barnes' Killing
CNN/Stylemagazine.com Newswire | 1/9/2019, 7:52 a.m.
A second suspect will face a charge of capital murder in connection with the Jazmine Barnes homicide investigation, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said. Larry Woodruffe was taken into custody on separate drug possession charges, and "additional corroborating evidence" from the shooting investigation has prompted prosecutors to consider a capital murder charge, according to a news release from the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Woodruffe, 24, will be in court for the drug case and will have a preliminary hearing in the murder case, according to online records. Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said she and her senior prosecutors will decide later whether to pursue the death penalty. The news came the day Jazmine Barnes' family and thousands of other people packed a church for her funeral. The shooting was most likely a case of "mistaken identity," Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. Jazmine, who was 7, was riding in a car with her mother and sisters on December 30 when someone in another vehicle shot her in the head.