The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office has charged three males in connection with the Friday murder of 17-year-old Danny Centeno-Miranda, a student of Park View High School.
A 17-year-old male from Sterling is charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in connection with a felony. His name is not being released at this time because he is a juvenile.
However, Loudoun Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman said today that his office will seek to try the 17-year-old as an adult.
“He will be brought into court on Tuesday for arraignments and advised to his right to counsel, undoubtedly appointed an attorney. We have every intention at that point of filing a notice of certification on his attorney and proceeding to prosecute him as an adult. The nature of the charge and his age and a combination of that I think is an automatic certification to do that,” Plowman said.
Two other suspects, Henry Ernesto Dominguez, 20, and Juan Moises Aguirre Zelaya, 19, both of Sterling, have been charged with possession of a firearm by a person who is not a citizen of the United States
and accessory after the fact.
Dominquez and Zelaya are undocumented immigrants
from El Salvador, according to Maj. Richard Fiano. The 17-year-old, he said, is believed to be from Mexico.
Dominquez and Zelaya were arrested at their home. They lived together, Fiano said.
If convicted, they may be eligible for deportation, depending on how federal agencies choose to handle the cases, Plowman said.