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More Charges Filed Against Man Wanted In Connection To Austin Teen's Death
Police have filed additional charges against a man wanted in connection to the death of a 13-year-old Austin girl on New Year's Day.
Mario Angeles-Hernandez (pictured left), 23, is already charged with endangering a child for the death of Sophia Martinez. She was dropped off at a friend's doorstep on Jan. 1 after a night out. She was not breathing and was pronounced dead a short time later.
Angeles-Hernandez is now charged with indecency with a child by contact, a second degree felony.
According to an arrest affidavit, Sophia was supposed to spend the night with a 15-year-old friend. That friend told police a man picked them up and they went to a home on Lambs Lane near William Cannon Drive and Pleasant Valley Road.
That's where Angeles-Hernandez and Jose Richardo Garcia-Zavala (pictured right), 23, gave the girls alcohol, according to court documents. The 15-year-old told police Sophia drank nine cocktails – five with Gray Goose vodka and four with whiskey.
The new criminal affidavit says the 15-year-old friend saw Angeles-Hernandez kissing Sophia that night.
The friend fell asleep, and when she woke up she could not wake up Sophia.
The affidavit states the 15-year-old asked about calling an ambulance but the men "did not want any drama at their house."
After 30 minutes, the men dropped both girls off at the home on Lakehurst Drive in Southeast Austin, according to the affidavit.
Police were able to find and interview the two men after the 15-year-old was able to tell them where they had spent the night. Court documents say Angeles-Hernandez admitted he made alcohol available to the girls and had kissed Sophia and touched her due to "temptation."
Garcia-Zavala, who is wanted on a parole violation, also admitted he was at the home. Neither man is in custody.
Investigators are still awaiting toxicology results from Sophia's autopsy to determine her exact cause of death.
If you know the location of the Angeles-Hernandez or Garcia-Zavala you are asked to call 911.
Photos are from previous Austin police booking photos