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Teens arrested in connection to shooting death of 16-year-old in Pinal County

Benjamin Villa, 15, Emilio Acosta, 14, and Genaro Acosta, 16, were remanded in adult court and face first-degree murder charges, according to investigators.
Credit: Pinal County Sheriff's Office
Emilio Acosta, 14 (L) Benjamin Villa, 15 (C), Genaro Acosta, 16 (R)

STANFIELD, Ariz. — The Pinal County Sheriff's Office said it has arrested three teenagers in connection to the shooting death of a 16-year-old last week in Stanfield. 

Benjamin Villa, 15, Emilio Acosta, 14, and Genaro Acosta, 16, were remanded in adult court and face first degree murder charges, according to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office.

Isaac Rosales, 16, was pronounced dead at the hospital after a confrontation that turned into a shooting. The incident occurred at a residence on North Baylor Way around midnight on Sept. 1.

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“I want to thank our deputies and detectives for their hard work and determination in this case to get these suspects in custody so quickly,” said Sheriff Mark Lamb.

Credit: Pinal County Sheriff's Office
Emilio Acosta, 14 (L) Benjamin Villa, 15 (C), Genaro Acosta, 16 (R)