Man authorities believe shot Texas girl charged with murder

The casket of Jazmine Barnes 7 is carried into Houston's Community of Faith Church on Tuesday

The casket of Jazmine Barnes 7 is carried into Houston's Community of Faith Church on Tuesday

The Harris County Sheriff's Office say 24-year-old Larry D. Woodruffe was charged Tuesday with capital murder in the December 30 slaying of Jazmine Barnes.

He and Eric Black Jr, 20 - who authorities say acted as his getaway driver - have now been charged.

Police suspect that Black was driving the getaway auto in the drive by shooting, and he was caught after a routine traffic stop for not using his turn signal.

Woodruffe and Eric Black Jr. were both taken into custody on Saturday after an influx of tips.

Hailey Cantrell, niece of the falsely accused Robert Cantrell, told ABC News that she and her family are still receiving threats online - even after the arrests and confessions of two other suspects in the Houston, Texas murder case.

"We are still heartbroken at the thought of a seven-year-old innocent child losing her life in such a violent way", Deric Muhammad, an organizer of a rally in Houston to demand "Justice for Jazmine", said in a statement Monday.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said he believes the family's initial description was honest and the man in the red truck was likely a bystander who left the scene of the shooting.

Black's arrest changed the direction of the investigation as police initially believed the suspect they were looking for fit a entirely different description.

Family members and friends held a funeral service for the girl in Houston on Tuesday, with her body carried in a white casket with flowers and the message "Princess Jazmine" sewn into the lid, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Investigators believe Woodruffe and Black attacked the vehicle Barnes was riding in because they mistakenly thought it was occupied by people they'd fought at a nightclub hours earlier. The girl's killing prompted an outpouring of support for her family from celebrities and ordinary people across the country.

As a white male with blue eyes, Robert Cantrell resembles the police sketch the Harris County Sheriff's Office released last week.

Jazmine's mother, LaPorsha Washington, was in the auto with Jazmine and her three sisters near a Houston-area Walmart store on 30 December when a red pick-up truck pulled alongside them and a man inside opened fire.

"I just want everyone to back off", Hailey demanded.

Purple was Jazmine's favorite color. They shined through moments of darkness at the funeral.

Hailey says the truth is out and the case has nothing to do with her uncle. Those in attendance included Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Gonzalez, who both spoke of reducing crime in the area.

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