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Two charged with murder in teen's death

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 24 2012 6:00 p.m. MDT

SALT LAKE CITY — Two men arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in August have been charged with murder.

Frank Paul Reyos, 30, was charged Tuesday in 3rd District Court with aggravated murder and possession of a firearm by a restricted person, both first-degree felonies. David Angel Montes, 21, was charged with murder, a first-degree felony.

The body of Kenyatta Winston was found dumped in a vacant lot at 1120 E. Crandall Ave. (2900 South) on Aug. 29. He was last seen alive Aug. 26 getting in a vehicle with Montes.

According to charging documents, Montes and Reyos took Winston to the vacant lot Aug 26. Montes waited in the car as "Frank and Kenyatta walked to the secluded area where Kenyatta's body was later found. Only Frank Reyos returned, and David drove away immediately," court records state.

Montes was later seen wearing a pair of Winston's shoes, according to court records.

Reyos was arrested Sept. 11 and was being held on a parole violation for a previous case prior to the murder charge. Montes was arrested a couple of days later and charged with obstruction of justice.

The charging documents do not discuss a possible motive for the killing, and Salt Lake City police had not publicly discussed one as of Wednesday.

Additional felony charges were filed against Reyos on Wednesday in 3rd District Court regarding the car chase that led to his arrest in September.

Reyos is charged with possession of a firearm by a restricted person, a second-degree felony, as well as failure to respond to an officer's signal and aggravated assault, both second-degree felonies.

Police initially attempted to stop a green Honda for a malfunctioning headlight, but the driver evaded officers, according to court documents. The driver was later identified as Reyos, and the vehicle was located at a motel.

When officers attempted to follow the vehicle, Reyos allegedly rammed the car into a police cruiser and drove away, with speeds reaching 95 miles per hour. He also ran two red lights, charges state. 

Police forced the vehicle to stop and took Reyos into custody. A loaded .22-caliber handgun was found on the driver's seat, according to court documents.

Natasha Alvarado, 33, also was charged Tuesday with obstructing justice, a second-degree felony.

According to charging documents, after Alavarado found out Winston had been killed, she went to a room at Zion's Motel, 1829 S. State, "where she and others with Kenyatta had been staying over the weekend and partying" and "cleaned the room to destroy any evidence that linked Kenyatta to the room and to them."

At least eight people have been arrested, charged or named as persons of interest in connection with the case. In September, Jessica Reyos, 38, and Brittney Montano, 21, were each charged in 3rd District Court with obstruction of justice.

Contributing: McKenzie Romero

E-mail: preavy@desnews.com

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