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Warrants: Parents helped teen cover-up murder

April 9, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Search warrants reveal that the parents of a teenage murder suspect may have helped their son cover up the murder of another teen at their home in Hemet.The warrants, obtained by the Press-Enterprise, indicate a witness saw Jose Campos shoot Adrian Rios in the head on November 15 with a .22-caliber rifle. The documents claim Campos' parents helped him get rid of the 17-year-old's body by dismembering it in the garage and burning it in the backyard of their home on Bluejay Way in Hemet .

Campos and his girlfriend Felicia Sharp, 17, were arrested in Mexicali, Mexico after a four-month manhunt. Campos was charged with Rios' murder and is now being held in on $2 million bail.

While the fugitives were at large, Hemet police arrested Campos' stepfather and mother, Jose and Maria Seym, on Dec. 3, on suspicion of murder and accessory to murder following a Dec. 1 search warrant.

They were released when the Riverside County district attorney's office did not file charges in a 72-hour window following their arrest.

Prosecutors say the case remains under investigation.


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