2 charged with capital murder in stabbing of Montgomery teen

2 charged with capital murder in stabbing of Montgomery teen
Jonathan Cordova and Ebony Smith (not pictured) are charged with capital murder in the stabbing of Maryuri Cantillano. (Source: Montgomery County Detention Facility)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Two suspects have been charged in the homicide of a Montgomery teenager.

The Montgomery Police Department has charged Ebony Smith, 17, and Jonathan Cordova, 19, both of Montgomery, with capital murder in the homicide of Maryuri Cantillano, 17, whose body was discovered April 14.

MPD said Smith and Cordova were taken into custody Wednesday and placed in the Montgomery County Detention Facility.

On April 14, officers and fire medics responded to the 5900 block of Christy Lane at about noon in reference to a deceased person. At the scene, they found Cantillano lying on the ground.

Maryuri Cantillano's body found along the woodline behind the Regency Park Community Center, not far from where she lived. Officials say she was stabbed.
Maryuri Cantillano's body found along the woodline behind the Regency Park Community Center, not far from where she lived. Officials say she was stabbed. (Source: Crimestoppers)

MPD said an investigation and forensic evaluation determined Cantillano had sustained a fatal stab wound. Further investigation indicates the stabbing stemmed from an argument that escalated, and Smith and Cordova were identified as the suspects.

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