Teens accused in Aspen beating arrested in Va. | SummitDaily.com

Teens accused in Aspen beating arrested in Va.

ASPEN – Two teenagers accused of beating a runaway with a golf club and leaving her for dead in October have been arrested in Virginia, authorities said.Jaime Castro, 17, of Aspen and Cinthia Romero, 16, of Bakersfield, Calif., will face first-degree attempted homicide charges, said Joe DiSalvo, chief of investigations at the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office. He said they will likely be charged as adults.Authorities got a tip from someone who had been living with the suspects and they were arrested in the town of Newport News, DiSalvo said.The teens are accused of beating a 16-year-old Bakersfield girl and leaving her battered body on Independence Pass outside Aspen.The girl was found by a passing motorist as she crawled along Highway 82, suffering from what investigators called life-threatening injuries. She was hospitalized for more than two weeks and was able to help investigators as her memory improved.”I knew it would happen eventually,” DiSalvo said. “It was just a matter of time.”The girl has since returned to California.

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