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Suspect in Heyburn killing arrested in Texas

Christopher Cruz and Stephanie Pauline Juarez Image by Minidoka County Sheriff's Office

Suspect in Heyburn killing arrested in Texas

By KIVI. CREATED Sep 25, 2013 - UPDATED: Sep 27, 2013

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- Police in Edinburg, Texas, have arrested a man charged with shooting another man to death in south-central Idaho in August.

Minidoka County officials say 21-year-old Christopher Cruz was arrested on Tuesday. He is charged with first-degree murder in the Aug. 2 shooting death of 36-year-old Craig Glen Short in Heyburn. He also faces an attempted first-degree murder charge for shooting at another man.

Authorities in Hidalgo County in Texas say they also arrested Cruz's girlfriend, 32-year-old Stephanie Pauline Juarez, on warrants charging her with probation violations. Two other south-central Idaho residents -- Ray Van Every and Gisela Garcia -- were arrested on suspicion of harboring Cruz and Juarez.

At the time of their arrest, Cruz and Juarez were staying at a motel about a block from the Edinburg police station.The Minidoka Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a murder suspect connected with a eastern Idaho homicide case has been arrested in Texas.

Cruz will be extradited back to Idaho.