An AMBER Alert was issued for a 17-year-old girl who has since been charged with capital murder. Online documents indicate that Natalie Navarro was charged with capital murder on Tuesday.
Navarro faces charges of arranging for a man she met on the internet to rob him. Navarro was taken into custody in September following the shooting death of Arturo Pena, a 21-year-old who was shot and died at Garland’s Audubon Park early on August 29.
A caller reported a male who looked to be unconscious inside a vehicle about 10 a.m. on that particular day, according to the police. Officers discovered the man—later identified as Pena—had been shot to death when they arrived.
Both Navarro and Yordy Martinez, age 21, who is believed to have been Navarro’s accomplice, were accused of killing Pena and warrants were issued for both of them. An AMBER Alert was issued after Navarro’s family reported her missing while she was evading capture.
On September 1, Texas DPS troopers discovered Navarro in Webb County, close to the border with Mexico.
The Dallas Police Department issued an AMBER Alert for Navarro throughout their investigation; she was subsequently located and taken into custody.
Before Pena was shot, Navarro was “in the course of committing and attempting to commit” robbery, according to the indictment record.
Wednesday, Nov. 15, is the teen’s 18th birthday. Until a million-dollar bond is obtained, the teen is still being held in jail.