Woman accused in death of 13-year-old will not face death penalty

The woman accused of taking part in the death of 13-year-old Alex Torres found out Wednesday during a pretrial hearing that she will not be facing the death penalty.

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - The woman accused of taking part in the death of 13-year-old Alex Torres found out Wednesday during a pretrial hearing that she will not be facing the death penalty.

Prosecutors said they will not seek the death penalty for Christina Trevino, the accused getaway driver during the shooting.

Trevino was arrested last August, nearly two years after the shooting, along with David Davila. Trevino previously pled not guilty to capital murder.

Davila faces the same charge but prosecutors have not said whether they will pursue the death penalty for him. He also pled not guilty.

Both trials are slated to begin in March, but lawyers say they expect delays.

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