Arrests made in McKinney slayings

Staff Report

The Associated Press

MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) - Authorities have arrested three people in connection to the slayings of four people, including two McKinney North High School football players, in 2004.

McKinney police say that authorities arrested 31-year-old Javier Cortez and 24-year-old Eddie Williams in McKinney yesterday.

McKinney police say 26-year-old Raul Cortez was arrested in Orlando, Florida.

Police say that Williams is in Collin County Jail on four counts of capital murder.

Javier Cortez was placed in federal custody for unlawfully possessing a firearm and making a false statement on a form to obtain a firearm. He is being held in the Grayson County Jail.

Police say Raul Cortez is awaiting extradition from Florida on one count of capital murder.

Forty-six-year-old Rosa Barbosa and her 25-year-old nephew Mark Barbosa were found shot to death in Rosa Barbosa's McKinney home on March 12, 2004, along with 18-year-old McKinney North High School football player Austin York. Matthew Self, a 17-year-old McKinney North teammate, died of a gunshot wound hours later.