Second suspect in Kayla Rincon-Miller murder case held in detention center

Reporter: Jolena Esperto Writer: Nicholas Karsen
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The second suspect arrested for the murder of Kayla Rincon-Miller will be held in a detention center following his court appearance.

Christopher Devon Horne Jr., 16, was arrested on Wednesday, one month to the day after Rincon-Miller was violently gunned down following an attempted robbery while she and two friends were walking to a McDonald’s after going to the movies.

Horne Jr. appeared in court on Thursday, where a judge ruled he will be held in a detention center for 21 days.

Horne Jr. is charged as a principal to a homicide while engaged in a robbery, the exact charges as Thomas Stein, a 16-year-old who is facing the charges as an adult.

Stein was arrested on March 19, two days after Rincon-Miller’s murder, accused of being the getaway driver during the robbery.

On April 11, Stein’s $50,000 bond request was denied after detailed witness accounts were given during his pretrial hearing.

After his court appearance, Horne Jr. was ordered not to contact Stein or Rincon-Miller’s families.

The Cape Coral Police Department claims that Stein was not the triggerman in the murder.

Police have not specified if Horne Jr. was the gunman.

His next court appearance is on May 6.

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