Texas teen who killed girlfriend put her body under sink, shared graphic images of her murder
A Texas teenager will spend the rest of his life in prison after cellphone video and pictures helped convict him in the murder of his girlfriend, whom he killed when they were both just 15 years old.
Jesus Campos Jr., now 18, was charged with Karen Perez’s murder in May 2016 after her body was found under a sink at an abandoned apartment complex in Houston.
Campos’ identity was not revealed to the public at the time, because he was a juvenile.
Campos sent a text message to Perez ordering her to skip class at South Houston High School and meet him at nearby tennis courts. If she did not, investigators said, he threatened to kill her.
Surveillance video from a local taqueria shows the two leaving hand in hand. They then went to the apartment complex, where authorities said Campos raped and strangled Perez while recording the acts on his phone.