Police arrest men accused of murdering Texas State student in drug-related robbery


    (Photo: San Marcos police department)

    San Marcos police arrested two suspects Friday evening accused of murdering a man earlier in the week.

    Martin Garcia Jr, 22, and James Lee Zapata Jr, 19, were charged with capital murder in connection to Aaron Peterman's death. Police said Peterman was found Feb. 13 with a single gunshot wound in the Park North Condos at about 7:30 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Detectives believe a drug-related robbery was central to this crime, but the investigation will be ongoing for multiple weeks. With the help of citizens, authorities identified Garcia and Zapata as suspects Friday morning.

    The suspects are being held in Hays County Jail and will appear before the judge Saturday to have bond set.


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