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Man indicted for capital murder in March stabbing

By JR Ortega
June 1, 2012 at 1:01 a.m.
Updated July 3, 2012 at 2:03 a.m.

Tyrel Richards, 21, of Victoria, is accused of killing Cynthia Shands, 17, of Victoria.

A 21-year-old Victoria man was indicted Wednesday on a capital murder charge in the stabbing death of a teenage girl.

District Attorney Steve Tyler said Friday that he plans to seek the death penalty against Tyrel Richards.

He was indicted Wednesday in the March stabbing death of 17-year-old Cynthia Cole Shands.

"He wanted to know what it was like to kill someone," Tyler said.

Cynthia was found dead in her bathtub on the second floor of an apartment at1 1081/21/2

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