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Police: Texas inmate confesses to old murder

Published On: Jul 05 2013 09:01:56 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 05 2013 09:02:12 AM CDT
Texas Flag news
HOUSTON (AP) -

Police say a Texas prison inmate, in a letter to authorities, has confessed to his role in a 1997 fatal shooting in Houston.
    
Authorities say the inmate, now 32, was 15 years old at the time of the shooting of 20-year-old Jevonnie T. Jenkins.
    
Police said Jenkins was shot when the inmate and another male robbed Jenkins and a friend as they sat on the porch of the friend's home.
    
Earlier this year, the inmate, who is in prison for another crime, wrote a letter to authorities confessing his involvement in Jenkins' shooting.
    
The case is being referred to Harris County Juvenile Probation authorities on a capital murder charge.
    
Police said the inmate's name cannot be released until he is certified as an adult in the shooting.