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Update: Murder charges filed against home invasion suspects

AMARILLO, TX - Timothy Francisco Lopez, 29, and Jessica Medina, 26, continue to stay in the Randall County Jail on murder charges following the death of one of their alleged accomplices in Friday's home invasion. 

Although a homeowner was the one who fired a shot that killed Gabriel Castillo, 26, Lopez and Medina are left facing the charges.

"If you are in for a penny, you are in for a pound," Randall County District Attorney James Farren said. "You can't just be a little bit involved in a crime."

Farren says if a suspect brings accomplices to organized criminal activity and one of them ends up injured, the entire group is responsible.

"If you drive a getaway car and your partner goes and shoots a clerk, you shot the clerk just as much as the guy who went in with the gun," he said.

This case is a bit different, but some of the same rules still apply.

"It doesn't matter who pulled the trigger or who died," he said. "If someone died and it's connected with a felony event in which some act or acts that are dangerous to human life occurred, then all of the people who participated in that felony can be charged with a homicide."

Castillo's body was found in the driveway of a home located in Potter County.

However, Randall County has control of the case since the alleged home invasion and shooting occurred in their boundary.

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