Teen arrested in shooting death of woman during car break-in faces judge

HOUSTON – A teenager faced a judge Friday after his arrest in connection with the shooting death of a woman who police said was killed during a confrontation with people breaking into her car.

Carla Carias, 22, was killed just before midnight Dec. 14 when she followed her boyfriend and his father outside while they yelled at two people breaking into her car, according to Houston police.

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Investigators said that when the burglars were confronted, they jumped into a black, four-door sedan and fled. As the vehicle was moving away, the driver fired a shot, hitting Carias in the chest.

Carias died at a hospital.

Broderick Knight, 17, of Houston, was arrested Tuesday in connection with the case and charged with capital murder.

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Knight was in court Friday, where a judge reset the proceedings for after the new year.

During a hearing Thursday, prosecutors said that there is a co-defendant in the case, and that the case is believed to be connected to other burglaries.

The identity of Knight’s co-defendant was not immediately released.

Knight was being held in jail without bail.

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