Arizona: Edgar Borquez fled the scene after killing Mary Rodriguez; now faces DUI murder charge and long stretch in slammer

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Parents of accused hid evidence from cops, charged along with their son

From Yuma Sun

Yuma, Arizona — 2013-08-23 — The suspect arrested in connection to the hit-and-run death of a Yuma  teenager is facing seven charges, including second-degree murder, driving under  the influence of alcohol and drugs, leaving the scene of an accident and  endangering the life of a second person.

The alleged driver, Edgar Borquez, 23, appeared before Justice of the Peace  Jorge Lozano, San Luis Justice Court Precinct 2, via video-feed from the Yuma  County Adult Detention Center Thursday morning.

Lozano notified Borquez that he faced a second-degree murder class 1 felony  for allegedly engaging in reckless conduct that resulted in the death of  14-year-old Mary Rodriguez.

According to police, Borquez ran a red light and hit the girl as she  skateboarded across the road inside the crosswalk at the intersection of 24th  Street and Avenue B shortly before 5 a.m.

Borquez reportedly fled the scene, leaving Rodriguez with critical injuries  that caused her ….MORE

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