17-Year-Old Arrested for the Murder of University of Texas Teen

Homeless teen was recognized after surveillance video was released.
2:04 | 04/09/16

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Night and we begin with that murder on campus and tonight a major break in the case a seventeen year old suspect charged for allegedly killing a freshman. At the University of Texas at Austin. A first your dance who do you see her there shield on her way back to her dorm. The suspect recognized after police released this surveillance video more than 24 hours ago. And police revealing to suspect a one away from Foster care once talked about wanting to help others we begin with ABC's can't win. Tonight at Texas authorities charging a homeless the seventeen year old with the murder of UT freshman Parker Weiss are. His name Mikhail crying her. We are very certain the suspect is in custody is the suspect responsible. For the death. Of this beautiful young woman. After police released this video of a man walking a woman's bike around the University of Texas. The fire department and an eyewitness recognized him as having set a fire in an abandoned building on Monday. The police were called and took him to a youth homeless shelter that night do you think he's trying to destroy at ten. Why. Yeah optionally the following morning wastes her body was discovered in a creek on campus police saying tonight crying or was carrying Weiss her bag in the video and say he was in possession of many of her belongings. Officials with the Texas department of family and protective services say. That crying her was in their care and was on runaway status until earlier this week police also confirming crying or was once the subject of an article in high school paper. The voice of hope. He spoke about overcoming a troubled an abusive childhood the last line. What I want to leave behind is my name a name now synonymous with tragedy and death. But tonight particle why serves beautiful life will be remembered during a dance performance. Students on campus have been on edge all week now finding some relief that police believe they have their killer in custody Tom. A very sad story all around okay Cain I think.

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