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Tarrant County grand jury indicts man in second death

February 16, 2018

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a Fort Worth man arrested after a severed head was found near a walking trail is suspected in the death of a second person.

A Tarrant County grand jury on Thursday indicted 28-year-old Hector Acosta-Ojeda on a charge of capital murder. A second man also was indicted in the July death of Triston Ray Algiene.

Investigators believe Algiene wanted to purchase drugs when Acosta-Ojeda and others beat, robbed and later killed him. They say his body was then cut in two and placed in the foundation of a home.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Acosta-Ojeda previously was indicted in September in the deaths of Erick Zelaya and his girlfriend.

It was Zelaya’s head that was found near the trail in Arlington.

Online jail records for Acosta-Ojeda don’t indicate whether he has an attorney.

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Information from: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, http://www.star-telegram.com

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