Hearing Underway in Murder Case of Starr Co. Teen

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RIO GRANDE CITY – A hearing is underway in Starr County to consider trying a 16-year-old charged in a murder case as an adult.

The teen is charged with tampering with a human corpse and tampering with physical evidence.

Chayse Olivarez went missing over the summer. His body was later found on a ranch in Roma.

Prosecutors are seeking to transfer the defendant’s case to an adult criminal court.

If the transfer is approved, that would mean the possibility for a more severe sentence if he is convicted.

Count on us to bring you more details as they become available.


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