Teen arrested in Studio Movie Grill parking lot killing appears in court

HOUSTON – A teenager who was arrested on New Year's Day in what prosecutors called a drug deal turned robbery in the parking lot of a Cypress movie theater appeared Monday in court.

Faith Deleon, 17, was charged with capital murder in connection with the shooting death of Danny Barron, 18.

Barron and another person were shot in a car that was parked about 30 yards from the entrance to the Studio Movie Grill at 8580 State Hwy. 6 N.

According to court documents, Deleon said she arranged a meeting with Barron at the request of a 16-year-old friend. The friend told her that he wanted to rob a drug dealer because he needed some new clothes.

Deleon told investigators that she and her friend met Barron and his friend in the parking lot of the movie theater, according to the documents. Deleon said her friend pulled out a gun and shot Barron twice in the back and shot his friend in the face.

A judge ordered Monday that Deleon must adhere to a curfew and wear an ankle monitor if she posts bond.

Deleon’s friend has been charged as a juvenile in the case.

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