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Two teen boys charged with occult killing of 15-year-old female schoolmate

The two boys killed the girl and carved an upside down cross on her stomach so that one of them ‘could sell his soul to the devil.’
The two boys killed the girl and carved an upside down cross on her stomach so that one of them ‘could sell his soul to the devil.’
Jose E. Reyes/Houston Police Department

Two teen suspects were arrested this weekend by police in Houston and charged with the brutal capital murder of 15-year-old Corriann Cervantes, a female student from Clear Lake, Texas, who attended the same Clear Path Alternative school as her two alleged murderers.

ABC News reported on Feb. 10 that Cervantes’ slain and defiled body was found in a vacant apartment “that police say had evidence of ‘occult activity.’”

The two suspects under arrest for that vicious murder are Jose E. Reyes, 17, and an unidentified 16-year-old male.

Reyes was arrested on Sunday. The 16-year-old suspect was arrested at his school on Monday, Feb. 10.

According to law enforcement sources:

Reyes confessed to killing Cervantes with a friend, so his friend "could sell his soul to the devil."

The 15-year-old victim “was found partially clothed and had severe head trauma and numerous brutal injuries.” According to police, Cervantes was killed by being hit over the head with a broken toilet tank lid, which was found at the crime scene, still around her head.

Cervantes also had an upside-down cross carved into her stomach.

The Houston Chronicle shared a portion of the criminal complaint which accused Reyes of kidnapping Cervantes on Wednesday, Feb. 5, and then hitting her on the head with that broken toilet tank lid.

Cervantes was found in a vacant apartment. A person there saw a door that was open. The teen was partially clothed, had head trauma and appeared to have been sexually assaulted, Houston police said.

Cervantes’ body was found in that vacant apartment about 4:10 a.m. on Saturday.

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