FORT WORTH, Texas (Aug. 23, 2016) — A teenager has been indicted in the murder of a Fort Worth tire shop owner.
Antonio Segura, 19, was indicted Aug. 19 for the March 6 murder of Eusebio Bernardo-Fernando, 42, according to an article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The week before, police also filed capital murder charges in the case against a 14-year-old, whose name was withheld because he is still a minor.
Mr. Bernardo-Fernando owned and operated El Chevo Impresa on Pearl Avenue in Fort Worth, according to public records. He was found shot dead in the store in the early hours of March 6, and both the store and his bedroom on the premises had been ransacked.
According to the Star-Telegram, Mr. Segura confessed to the murder June 3, alleging that Mr. Bernardo-Fernando sold drugs and weapons out of the store. He said he, the younger suspect and a third person went to El Chevo Impresa asking to buy cocaine and guns.
Mr. Bernardo-Fernando was pulling a short rifle out of a drawer when Mr. Segura approached him from behind and shot him in the head, the news report said.
The three suspects allegedly returned to the shop three or four times, stealing money, cocaine, weapons, tires, televisions and other goods, according to the story. They hauled the goods away in Mr. Bernardo-Fernando's Honda, it said.
Five years before his death, Mr. Bernardo-Fernando had his own brush with the law. In June 2011, a federal jury in Tampa convicted him of being an alien in possession of a firearm, according to a Justice Department press release from that time.