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Two accused of capital murder in apparent drug-deal shooting of Ysleta High School student

Victor Alexander Valerio, 20, and Daniel Raul Torres, 18, were each charged with capital murder in the shooting death of Juan Manuel Cervantes, 17, police say.

Two people accused of killing a Ysleta High School student in October have been arrested, police said.

Daniel Raul Torres, 18, and Victor Alexander Valerio, 20, worked together to set up a drug purchase and shoot him, according to police.

Juan Manuel Cervantes, 17, died from his injuries, police said.

The incident happened on Oct. 18 on the 8400 block of Hughes Circle near Roseway Drive in the Lower Valley, police said.

Police said Torres and Valerio set drug deal with the intent of ripping off the victim.

The two were charged with capital murder, and they were booked into the county jail without bond.

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