Man indicted in 2016 murder of his 19-year-old cousin, family says

A Caldwell County Grand Jury has indicted Rudy Herrera, Jr. in connection to the murder of Emilia Marie Juarez.

Juarez, 19, was found dead in a field in Lockhart in August  2016. Caldwell County Sheriff's Office detectives and Texas Rangers connected Herrera Jr, 32, to the crime with evidence collected at the scene. He was arrested on Feb. 18.

Family members confirmed to KVUE that Herrera Jr. is Juarez's cousin.

According to the indictment, Herrera Jr. is charged with Capital Murder and Murder.

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