http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/city/denton/stories/022309dnmetreyestrial.448f110b.html?npc "Friend tells of aiding suspect in UNT student's slaying" Melanie Goodwin,19, was raped and strangled after she gave Ernesto Reyes a ride from a Denton convenience store. Her body was then set on fire near a Carrollton office building. Authorities said she did not know Reyes, whose DNA was found on her body. Young, 20, said Reyes showed up at his Carrollton apartment in the middle of the night and showed him Goodwin's body in the back seat of her car. Young testified that Reyes told him that he killed Goodwin and asked whether he wanted her camera. Later Reyes came back and no longer had Goodwin's car, and his arm hair and eyebrows seemed to be burned off, Young testified. ----- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2192457/posts (Illegal alien suspect) Goodwin had been working until nearly 1 a.m. handing out free Red Bull at a late-night game release at Dallas GameStops. Surveillance video, prosecutors say, show them leaving the store together. Hours later, video from a Carrollton office building also shows Reyes burning Goodwin's body. Goodwin had just been accepted into the broadcast program at UNT when she was killed. Reyes, who legally immigrated from Mexico, faces an automatic life sentence if the jury convicts him. ---- http://www.wfaa.com/mobile/stories/wfaa090223_wz_reyestrial.44932446.html Prosecutor: UNT Student set ablaze after rape DALLAS A University of North Texas sophomore was raped before she was strangled and set on fire. Prosecutor Andrea Handley told jurors that after Ernesto Reyes raped Melanie Goodwin, a 19-year-old Arlington native, he put his knee on her chest and strangled her before burning her body. Reyes faces a capital murder charge. "Melanie Goodwin never had an enemy in her life until she came into contact with the defendant in this case," Handley said.