A Brazos County grand jury indicted a 25-year-old College Station man on a first-degree murder charge Thursday after College Station police say he killed his roommate in May.
Luis Leonardo Solis was indicted Thursday, two months after Solis’s roommate, 35-year-old Osiel Benitez-Herrera, was found dead May 7 in a mobile home off Texas Avenue.
A grand jury indictment is not an indication of guilt.
According to a police report, investigators identified inconsistencies in Solis’s statements when asked about the death of Benitez-Herrera. Police said in the arrest report that Solis called 911 just before midnight May 7 to report something happened to his roommate.
When officers arrived, according to the report, they discovered a large amount of blood and Benitez-Herrera in the living room of the trailer with multiple serious injuries.
According to the police report, detectives reviewed traffic camera footage and determined that no one had entered the mobile home park other than Solis around the time of the Benitez-Herrera’s death. Other video surveillance footage indicated Solis had changed his shoes at some point before being interviewed by detectives, the report states.
Solis’ clothes tested positive for blood, and the mother of Benitez-Herrera’s children told detectives that he had told her Solis had threatened him in the past, according to the police report.
Solis remains in custody at the Brazos County Jail with bail set at $325,000.