Second Murder Trial In Teen's Killing Begins

By: Jared Cerullo Email
By: Jared Cerullo Email

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Earlier this month, a jury convicted Alejandro Betancourt of first-degree murder for killing 13-year-old Miguel Andrade. This week, Betancourt's brother Eli is going on trial for the same crime.

Twenty year-old Eli Betancourt is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Andrade on June 20 of last year.

Eli Betancourt is accused of being one of the trigger men who walked up to a home near 24th and Jackson in Wichita, rang the doorbell, and opened fire as the boy came to the door.

Prosecutors have said the shooting was a case of mistaken identity. They say Betancourt and other men intended to shoot someone else in revenge but went to the wrong house.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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