The Bell County District Attorney's Office filed a murder charge Thursday against a man previously arrested in connection with the Dec. 9 shooting death of 41-year-old Jason Francisco Munayco in the 1300 block of Bonnie Drive in Killeen.
John Eric Saenz was arraigned Thursday before Justice of the Peace Theodore Duffield, who set his bond at one million dollars.
John Eric Saenz
Saenz was first arrested during a traffic stop in Austin on Dec. 31. That arrest came after Bell County prosecutors reviewed the case and found enough evidence to charge him with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. He was then extradited back to Killeen, where police and prosecutors continued to pursue the case, ultimately finding what they believe was enough evidence to charge him with murder.
Saenz is currently in the Bell County Jail.