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Last Suspect Caught in SJ Teen's Murder

Joe Chavarria, 31, was arrested Thursday in connection with a beating that killed San Jose boy Heriberto Reyes on April 27, 2012 at Roosevelt Park in San Jose, police said.

The eighth and final suspect in the murder of a 14-year-old boy in San Jose last April was behind bars Saturday, authorities said.

Joe Chavarria, 31, was arrested Thursday in connection with a beating that killed San Jose boy Heriberto Reyes April 27, 2012, at Roosevelt Park in San Jose, police said.

Police said officers located Chavarria, who had an arrest warrant in connection with the homicide, at an apartment in the 200 block of East Dunne Avenue in Morgan Hill, where he had been hiding out.

He was taken to county jail and booked, police said.

Seven men -- defendants Ruben Becerra, Scott Conway, James Conklin, Angel Lamas, Javier Lamas, Jacob Lynch and Clemente Salas -- were arrested last year and charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with the death, as well as the beating of Heriberto's older brother, Juan Reyes.

According to prosecutors, the seven defendants punched and kicked Heriberto and his older brother in a basketball court at Roosevelt Park during a gang-related attack.

The 14-year-old, an eighth-grader at Bernal Intermediate School, was taken to the Regional Medical Center of San Jose, where he died. His brother was seriously injured, authorities said.

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