Decatur Teen’s Murder Case Going to Grand Jury

Posted on: 12:10 pm, August 20, 2013, by

Morgan County deputies lead Elias Nava, center, into the courthouse on Tuesday. (Photo: Al Whitaker, WHNT News 19)

Morgan County deputies lead Elias Nava, center, into the courthouse on Tuesday. (Photo: Al Whitaker, WHNT News 19)

DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – The case of a 16-year-old suspected gang member charged with murder is going to a grand jury.

Elias Nava was in court in Decatur Tuesday morning. Decatur Police say Nava confessed to firing several shots from a rifle.

The shooting happened during a feud between what police say was between two rival gangs. Jim Uriostegui, 18, was killed.

Decatur Police Captain George Silvestri testified at Nava’s hearing.  Silvestri said officers developed Nava as a suspect early on, but all they knew by was his gang name, “Little E.”

The judge found sufficient evidence in the case to bind it over to a grand jury.