2nd suspect charged in Houston girl's death

Harris County Sheriff's Office in Houston shows Larry D. Woodruffe. The Harris County Sheriff's Office said the 24-year-old Woodruffe was charged Tuesday Jan. 8 2019 with capital murder in the Dec. 30 slaying of 7-y

Larry Woodruffe, 24, was charged with capital murder on Tuesday in Harris County District Court, after Eric Black Jr., 20, was charged with the same crime over the weekend.

Woodruffe, 24, is seen in a photo tweeted by the Harris County Sheriff's Office in Texas on January 8, 2019.

Jazmine was remembered during her more than two-hour funeral at The Community of Faith church in Houston for a sweet spirit, her smile and as a person who always wanted to give hugs and help others.

Surveillance video showed a red pickup driven by a white man at a nearby stoplight just before the shooting, but the driver was not involved, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

Eric Black Jr., left, and Jazmine Barnes, right, are seen in photos distributed by CNN Wire.

Larry Woodruffe was taken into custody Sunday on separate drug possession charges, and "additional corroborating evidence" from the shooting investigation has prompted prosecutors to consider a capital murder charge, according to a news release from the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Woodruffe was arrested along with Eric Black Jr. on January 5 but was held on felony drug possession pending further investigation.

Community leaders commended investigators for working with activists to track down the suspected killers, but said the discovery that the shooting wasn't racially motivated didn't make Barnes' killing any less tragic.

Woodruffe, 24, has been charged with capital murder after the little girl was gunned down in her mother's vehicle in Houston, Texas as they drove to a grocery store.

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Houston Texans player Deandre Hopkins dedicated his playoff check to help Jazmine's family with the funeral costs and to support the search for her killer.

Woodruffe has six prior convictions, including for assault, drug possession, and illegal possession of a firearm as a felon, Houston station KHOU reported.

Purple was Jazmine's favorite color.

"I'm writing this from heaven where I dwell with God above, where there are no more tears, pain or sadness, just eternal love".

"I'm telling you, every time I see one of y'all reach out for me, I can hold my head up", she said.

Numerous speakers at the funeral said they hoped Jazmine's death would help fuel efforts to combat gun violence. The suspect was apprehended after an anonymous tip passed along by journalist and activist Shaun King implicated two men identified as "LW" and "EB" in the shooting.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner spoke at the funeral and called Jazmine "one of our children".

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