Suspects in Slaying of Teen Boxing Champ Alexis Urbina Wanted His Cell Phone, Laptop
|Alexis Urbina (right) after his youth championship fight in April.|
Phoenix police arrested two young men suspected of killing 17-year-old boxing champion Alexis Urbina in September.
According to court documents obtained by New Times, 22-year-old Robert Chavez and 23-year-old Joseph Corrales are accused of killing Urbina so they could steal his cell phone, laptop computer, and other electronics from him.
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Urbina, who attended South Mountain High School, was found unconscious by his mother at their house near Fourth Street and Broadway Road. He later died from blunt-force trauma injuries sustained during an assault, according to court documents.
Weeks later, police were contacted by an anonymous tipster who heard two men talking about selling Alexis' cell phone.