New details emerge in Morgan County teen’s murder

New details emerge in Morgan County teen’s murder
Bernandino Matias (Source: Morgan County Sheriff's Office)

MORGAN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - There are new troubling details about the death of Austin High School student 16-year-old Tania Rico.

Based on court records, her boyfriend, Bernandino Matias cut Rico’s throat during a fight last month in Decatur.

He is in the Morgan County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

Matias was arrested in Knoxville, Tennessee the day after the crime. He was extradited to Morgan County on Monday.

Tania was a sophomore at Austin High School.

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