Suspects arraigned in Phoenix death of champ boxerPHOENIX (AP) — Two suspects were ordered held on $1 million bond apiece Tuesday in the beating death of a 17-year-old national champion boxer from Phoenix.
PHOENIX (AP) — Two suspects were ordered held on $1 million bond apiece Tuesday in the beating death of a 17-year-old national champion boxer from Phoenix.
Alexis Urbina was found unconscious and covered in blood in his family's south Phoenix home on Sept. 3, according to police. The teen who aspired to be an Olympic boxer died of his injuries two days later.
There was no obvious sign of forced entry into the house, but Urbina's family told police some of his boxing memorabilia was missing.
Urbina won the 141-pound Youth Men's Division at the USA Boxing National Championships in April at Spokane, Wash.
Robert Chavez, 22, and Joseph Jessie Corrales, 23, were arrested Friday night by Phoenix police.
Both men were arraigned Tuesday on charges of first-degree murder, burglary and trafficking in stolen property.
Court documents state that Chavez and Corrales allegedly went out looking to rob someone and "Alexis looked like an easy target."
Several people came forward and told police that Chavez and Corrales offered to sell them a mobile phone, laptop computer and other property reportedly stolen from Urbina, according to a probable cause statement from police.
There was no mention of any boxing memorabilia recovered yet in the police report.
Neither Chavez nor Corrales have lawyers yet. Public defenders were being appointed to represent them with status conferences scheduled for both men on Nov. 15 and preliminary hearings on Nov. 19.