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Ex-local high school football player indicted for capital murder in deadly shooting

Zamar Kirven remains in the McLennan County Jail.
Zamar Kirven remains in the McLennan County Jail.(University of Houston)
Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 4:48 PM CDT
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MART, Texas (KWTX) – Zamar Kirven, 21, who was recruited out of Mart in 2018 by the University of Houston, where he played linebacker for three seasons before he was dismissed in December 2020 for a violation of team rules, was indicted Thursday for capital murder in a shooting in April that left two men dead.

Sabion Kubitza, 22, and Jacob Ybarra, 20, were shot to death at around 2 a.m. April 18 in the 1100 block of Texas Avenue, across from the Western Hotel.

The McLennan County Sheriff’s Office said Kubitza and Ybarra were killed in the same house and may have been asleep when they were shot.

Kirven and the two victims grew up together playing football, authorities said.

The motive for the shooting is unclear.

Kirven was held without bond Thursday on the capital murder charge and in lieu of $25,000 bond on a marijuana possession charge.

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