HOUSTON (August 6, 2014) A 16-year-old boy will be tried as an adult in the murder of a suburban Houston girl who prosecutors say was killed as part of a satanic ritual, a judge ruled.
Victor Alas is charged with capital murder in the Feb. 5 death of Corriann Cervantes, 15, who was killed in a vacant apartment.
If convicted as an adult, Alas would face a life prison sentence, but would be eligible for parole after 40 years.
Jose E. Reyes, 17, was also charged with capital murder in the girl’s death, Harris County prosecutor Martina Longoria said.
He’s scheduled to go on trial on Nov. 3.
Prosecutors allege Alas and Reyes sexually assaulted the girl and then killed her in an effort to make a deal with the devil.