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Homeless teen faces murder charge in Texas student's killing

  • In this image taken from a video, Haruka Weiser performs at ACMA Performing Arts Center in Beaverton, Ore. A homeless 17-year-old has been arrested Friday, April 8, 2016, in the killing of the University of Texas dance major whose body was recovered in the heart of the bustling campus an unnerving one of the country's best-known schools. (AP Photo)

    In this image taken from a video, Haruka Weiser performs at ACMA Performing Arts Center in Beaverton, Ore. A homeless 17-year-old has been arrested Friday, April 8, 2016, in the killing of the University of Texas dance major whose body was recovered in the heart of the bustling campus an unnerving one of the country's best-known schools. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Friday, April 8, 2016 booking photo released by Austin Police Department, Meechaiel Criner is seen. Criner was arrested Friday in the killing of a University of Texas dance major whose body was recovered in the heart of the bustling campus - unnerving one of the country's best-known schools. (Austin Police Department via AP)

    In this Friday, April 8, 2016 booking photo released by Austin Police Department, Meechaiel Criner is seen. Criner was arrested Friday in the killing of a University of Texas dance major whose body was recovered in the heart of the bustling campus - unnerving one of the country's best-known schools. (Austin Police Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Texas Department of Public Safety troopers patrol University of Texas at Austin campus on Thursday, April 7, 2016. Eighteen-year-old Haruka Weiser was last seen leaving a university drama building Sunday night. Her body was discovered in a creek in the heart of the university's Austin campus on Tuesday.(Stephen Spillman/Austin American-Statesman via AP) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Texas Department of Public Safety troopers patrol University of Texas at Austin campus on Thursday, April 7, 2016. Eighteen-year-old Haruka Weiser was last seen leaving a university drama building Sunday night. Her body was discovered in a creek in the heart of the university's Austin campus on Tuesday.(Stephen Spillman/Austin American-Statesman via AP) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

A judge has set a $1 million bond for a homeless 17-year-old police say killed a University of Texas student in the heart of the campus.

Travis County Judge Brenda Kennedy signed an arrest affidavit Friday that says "there is sufficient probable cause to support the charge of murder" against Meechaiel Criner (mih-kah-EEL' KRY'-nur).

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo says Criner will face murder and perhaps other charges for killing first-year dance student Haruka Weiser.

Weiser, an 18-year-old Oregon native, was last seen leaving the campus drama building Sunday night. Her body showed signs of assault and was found in a creek near the alumni center and football stadium.

In response to the killing, university officials requested increased police presence on campus and are working with a state agency to review security