x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

$1m bail set for Texas teen charged with murdering Emirati soldier

The bail for Corey Trevon Perry, 17, was not posted and he remains in custody.

One of the teenagers accused of murdering the Emirati military officer Salem Saif Al Mazroui during a robbery on August 7 in Houston, Texas, was yesterday granted bail, set at US$999,999 (Dh3.6 million).

The bail for Corey Trevon Perry, 17, was not posted and he remains in custody. His arraignment has been reset for December 7.

Mr Perry and Detone Lewayne Price, 18, were arrested separately in August and charged with capital murder after the shooting of Mr Al Mazroui.

Mr Al Mazroui was shot in the back as he and his father tried to flee a burglary in their apartment complex in south-west Houston.