DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – A 16-year-old Delray Beach girl has been formally charged as an adult with fatally stabbing her mother's boyfriend in a shopping center parking lot.
Berenice Juarez was indicted Friday on a charge of first-degree murder.
Police say Juarez lured 42-year-old Gilardo Ramos Paz to the Delray Beach parking lot by sending him a text claiming to be her mother. When the man arrived, Juarez approached his vehicle. Paz reportedly rolled down his window, and the girl stabbed him in the chest at least two times.
Juarez told investigators that she stabbed Paz because she didn't approve of his relationship with her mother. After the stabbing, she said she left and went to school. Juarez later told police where to find the knife, which was recovered from a nearby trash can.