Sixth person charged in Wake County murder

Chris Alexander Reina

August 11, 2011 5:57:56 AM PDT
The Wake County Sheriff's Office have announced the arrested of a sixth suspect in connection with a July murder.

Chris Alexander Reina, 16, of Durham is charged with accessory after the fact to murder and conspiracy to commit assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He is being held in jail under a $500,000 bond.

Two weeks ago, authorities arrested a fifth suspect - 18-year-old Erik Alejandro Acosta - and charged him with accessory after the fact in connection with the death of 44-year-old Santiago Hernandez-Arredondo.

Hernandez-Arredondo was found shot and killed inside a home in the 4000 block of Durham Road near Highway 98 on July 17.

Days after his death, police charged 18-year-old Pedro Tur Fernandez with murder and conspiracy to commit assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He is currently in jail under no bond.

Fernandez's stepfather, Tirso Mondragon-Cuevas, 43, and Fernandez's uncle Rene Mendoza Lopez, 30, also are charged with conspiracy to commit assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and accessory after the fact to murder. They are currently in jail under a $1.5 million secured bond.

Police later charged 20-year-old Miguel Antonio Meza-Rodriguez of Durham with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon. He is being held without bond.

Authorities have not released a motive for the shooting or how the suspects may have known the victim.

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