3 charged in Aurora's first murder in more than a year
February 3, 2013 (AURORA, Ill.) -- Aurora's streak of a year without a murder ended when three men were charged after a woman was fatally beaten and burned Thursday.
The accused are 18-year-old Juan Garnica Jr., 19-year-old Enrique Prado and 20-year-old Jose Becerra.
Police say that the victim, Abigail Villalpando, 18, knew Garnica and Prado.
Garnica allegedly beat her with a hammer then burned her body and dumped it.
Police have not said anything about a motive.
Garnica is charged with first-degree murder.
The others are charged with concealment of a homicide.
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