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Jazmine Barnes: Man charged with capital murder in 2018 shooting death of 7-year-old girl appears in court on Tuesday

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — One of two men charged with the 2018 shooting death of a 7-year-old girl is expected in court Tuesday.

Larry Woodruffe faces capital murder charges after investigators said he and another man, Eric Black Jr., shot the car Jazmine Barnes was in that morning. The authorities speak of a mix-up.

It should be a normal morning routine for the family on Sunday December 30th, 2018. Jazmine’s mother, LaPorsha Washington, was taking the 7-year-old and her three sisters to get juice and coffee for breakfast when Washington said someone started shooting out of nowhere.

The family had just driven past a Walmart when investigators said someone in a red four-door pickup truck pulled up next to the family’s vehicle on the East Beltway off Wallisville Road and fired.

After the shooting was over, Washington said one of her other daughters made the devastating discovery about Jazmine.

“She said, ‘Mom, Jazmine isn’t moving. She’s not talking.’ I turned around and my 7-year-old was shot in the head,” Washington told ABC13 back in December 2020.

WATCH: Woman says man deliberately killed daughter outside of Walmart

Jazmine died at the scene.

Black, the second suspect in the case, is expected in court in May.

SEE RELATED STORY: TIMELINE: Jazmine Barnes’ death and search for the killer

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