EDNA, Texas – A grand jury in Texas has indicted an undocumented immigrant on capital murder charges in the brutal killing of a 16-year-old girl. Rafael Govea Romero, 23, is accused of intentionally causing the death of Lizbeth Medina while in the course of a burglary, robbery, or sexual assault. The indictment alleges that Romero caused Medina’s death by causing her head to strike a firm surface, striking her head with a hard object, and repeatedly stabbing or cutting her with a sharp object or edged weapon.
Lizbeth’s mother, Jacqueline Medina, expressed her distress over the grand jury’s indictment and emphasized the importance of seeking justice for her daughter. It was reported that Lizbeth’s body was found in the bathtub of their home, and Jacqueline is determined to be involved in the legal process to ensure her daughter receives the justice she deserves.
Lizbeth had chosen to stay home from school on a particular day, unaware that this decision would lead to a tragedy. Her absence was noticed when she didn’t show up for a Christmas parade that her cheerleading team was scheduled to participate in. Upon returning home, Jacqueline found her daughter’s lifeless body in their apartment’s bathtub, raising concerns in the community and prompting a thorough investigation by the authorities.
The tragic incident has left family members, friends, and the local community searching for answers and grappling with the senseless act of violence. Authorities had previously reported a burglary at the Medina residence about a month prior to Lizbeth’s murder, prompting speculation about a potential connection between the two events.
The investigative process brought to light alarming details about the suspect, as the victim’s phone was tracked to Romero following the murder. Authorities also indicated that Romero may have stolen Lizbeth’s phone after the murder, which led to the police locating and apprehending him in a different city.
The suspect’s bond was set at $2 million after his arrest, and Jacqueline is eager to understand the circumstances surrounding her daughter’s tragic death. She seeks closure and anticipates finding answers as Romero’s case progresses through the legal system.