Police: Father of unborn twins accused in pregnant teen's death

By: Daniela Fierro Email
By: Daniela Fierro Email

PEARLAND, TEXAS (KGNS) -- There are new developments in the case of a teenage girl found dead in a Pearland home two months ago.

Police say a male suspect has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the death of Arrijana Hill.

Hill, 16, was found dead March 21 inside a home in the 3200 block of East Cedar Hollow Drive.

According to Pearland police, Hill was pregnant with twins at the time of her death and a paternity analysis determined the suspect was the father.

"They were looking at this suspect from the beginning. Had to get some lab results back to build a strong case," said Lt. Patrick Savage, with the Pearland Police Department.

The suspect, now 17 years old, was an acquaintance of the victim and attended Dawson High School with her. He was arrested at around noon Tuesday at Pasadena Memorial High School and transported to the Brazoria County Juvenile Detention Center.

"Because more than one person was killed charges were enhanced to capital murder," said Lt. Savage.

They say he was 16 at the time of the crime and is being treated as a juvenile for now.

The Galveston County Medical Examiner's Office listed the preliminary cause of Hill's death as manual strangulation and stab wounds.


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