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HOUSTON (AP) — A former girlfriend of an 18-year-old accused of killing a girl in a satanic ritual has testified in the Houston capital murder trial.

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The Houston Chronicle reports Agapita Gonzales, who gave birth to Jose Reyes’ child in May 2013, said Tuesday that she feared for her life after hearing him speak about killing a 15-year-old several days after it happened.

Prosecutors say Reyes killed Corriann Cervantes in February in a vacant apartment southeast of Houston. A 16-year-old boy also is charged and is expected to stand trial later.

Prosecutors say the two boys were hoping to make a deal with the devil when they disfigured the girl’s body, including carving an upside down crucifix on her stomach.

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A message seeking comment was left with defense attorney Jerald Graber.

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