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New evidence prompts DA to dismiss charges against man accused in 2020 murder


In July of 2020, detectives arrested 26-year-old Jared Naranjo for the murder of Frederick Rice. Authorities now believe that was done in self defense.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A man on trial for murder has been released due to new and crucial evidence proving the defendant’s claim of self defense. 

It was in July of 2020 when police were called to Mokry Drive near Carroll Lane and Gollihar Road at around 3:30 a.m. That’s where they found Frederick Rice suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.

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