Teen Girl Pleads Guilty in Gruesome 2015 Alexandria Murder Case

16-year-old pleads guilty to destruction of evidence

A teenage girl pleaded guilty in connection with a gruesome murder that shocked an Alexandria neighborhood.

The body of 24-year-old Jose Luis Ferman Perez was found under a playground bridge at Beverley Park Nov. 9. An autopsy showed Ferman Perez died of stab and chop wounds, his throat cut.

Two juveniles and an adult were arrested in January and charged in connection with the crime.

All three were affiliated with a gang, but their victim was not a gang member, police said.

The youngest suspect -- 16-year-old Leidi Granados Gutierrez -- recently pleaded guilty to one felony count of destruction of evidence of murder.

Her case was just recently transferred to adult court. She'll be
sentenced on April 28.

Court documents also reveal the adult charged with first-degree murder in the crime -- 22-year-old Alvaro Saenz Castro -- is expected to enter a guilty plea in June.


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A third suspect, a male juvenile, is also expected to be tried as an adult. After his juvenile court preliminary hearing Friday, his case was sent forward to the grand jury to consider later this month.

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