Three Charged After Texas Man Found Dead Under Chicken Coop

TEXAS CITY (January 16, 2014) Three people have been charged in the death of a Houston-area man found buried under a chicken coop.

Richard Osuna, 30, Marcelino Osuna, 25, and Veronica Muniz 27, have been charged with capital murder in the stabbing death of Jesus Valdez, 41, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

Valdez, a resident of Pasadena, southeast of Houston, was the victim of a robbery, authorities said.

His body was found Saturday after his family reported him missing.

Muniz was in custody Thursday in the Harris County jail while the Osunas, who are brothers, remain at large.

Another suspect in Valdez's death hanged himself in the closet of his apartment during a standoff Wednesday with police in Texas City, 35 miles southeast of Houston.

His name has not been released.

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