Two arrested in connection with the murder of 21-year-old in Cathedral City

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A man and a woman were arrested in connection with the murder of a 21-year-old man in August, the Cathedral City Police Department announced on Wednesday.

Christian Isiah Jimenez, 20, of San Bernardino and Merisa Robinson, 19, of Needles, were arrested Tuesday night at a home in Needles. Investigators determined Jimenez and Robinson were suspects in the murder of Alberto Rafael Sosa Alvarez, 21, on the night of August 19 on Madrid Road.

Alvarez was found that night on the street suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to Desert Regional, where he died.

Jimenez was arrested for murder. Robinson was arrested for accessory to murder / harboring a known felon.


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