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Arrest Made In Murder Case

By CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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Yusef Villanueva 
(credit: HCSO)

Yusef Villanueva
(credit: HCSO)

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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Harris County Sheriff’s Office officials have made an arrest in a murder that took place in early December.

Yusef Villanueva was arrested at his residence for the murder of Juan Reyna.

The HCSO offers the details that led to the arrest of Villanueva: [On] Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at approximately 3:50 p.m., [16-year-old] Juan Reyna went to Yusef Villanueva’s residence at 19435 Leafwood.

Villanueva invited Reyna inside his home. When they met inside the residence, Villanueva was armed with a shotgun. Reyna and Villanueva had a brief argument at which time Villanueva discharged the shotgun one time, striking Reyna in the pelvis. Reyna was transported to Hermann Memorial Hospital and later died during surgery.

Upon a through investigation , the Harris County Sheriff’s Investigators presented the case to the District Attorney’s Office for charges. Murder charges were filed and an arrest warrant was issued for Villanueva.

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