2 charged with murder in Russian roulette death

WILMINGTON, Del. - October 28, 2010

Police said Wednesday that 31-year-old Antonio Vieyra was charged with second-degree murder, and 28-year-old Cecilio Mendez-Ballesteros was charged with first-degree murder. Both men also were charged with possession of a deadly weapon during a felony.

Master Sgt. Steven Barnes says the men had been drinking with others at a house on West Third Street over the weekend when they and 30-year-old Juan Tomas Chaves Robles began playing Russian roulette. Police say when Robles refused to continue playing, Mendez-Ballesteros allegedly shot Robles in the head.

Barnes says officers found Robles dead of a gunshot wound to the head about 4:45 p.m. Saturday.


Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com

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