Fatal fire: Two arrested in Oklahoma City death of 7-year-old boy

Adrian Roberto Avalos was found alone in the house at 2535 SW 51 when firefighters were called about 11:50 p.m. April 28.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: May 20, 2013 at 9:51 pm •  Published: May 20, 2013
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Police have arrested two suspects in the death of a 7-year-old boy who died last month in a house fire.

Lerese Paulina Cruz, 26, and Julio Cesar Nevarez, 19, both of Oklahoma City, were booked into the Oklahoma County jail on complaints of murder, arson and burglary, police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said.

Investigators identified the two as suspects in the fatal fire and arrested them Friday following a traffic stop, Knight said.

Adrian Roberto Avalos was found alone in the house at 2535 SW 51 when firefighters were called about 11:50 p.m. April 28.

He was taken to OU Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said the fire was caused by burglars, which made the death a homicide.

The investigation is ongoing, Knight said.


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