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Jury Selection to Begin in Killing at Hobbs Teen Hangout

Staff Report
Associated Press

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) - Jury selection is set to begin in the case of a Hobbs teen accused of gunning down a 16-year-old boy following a fistfight at a Hobbs teen hangout.

The Hobbs News-Sun reports the selection in the trial against 18-year-old DeAndre Gonzales is scheduled to start Tuesday.

He is facing a first-degree murder charge for the death of Daniel Garcia. Police say Garcia died of a single gunshot wound to the head in May 2014 outside a popular Hobbs teen hangout known as The Shop.

Gonzales' girlfriend, Santana Serrano - who was 17 at the time of Garcia's killing - was convicted as an accessory in December.

According to testimony in Serrano's trial, Gonzales got into a heated exchange with Garcia following the taping of a video at The Shop.

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