Suspect charged with murder in death of 17-year-old Victoria woman

Tyrel Richards, 20, of Victoria, was arrested and charged with the murder of Cynthia Shands, 17, of Victoria, on Saturday night.

A person of interest detained by Victoria police was formally charged Sunday with the murder of Cynthia Shands, 17, of Victoria.

Tyrel Richards, 20, of Victoria, was arrested at 6:15 p.m. Saturday at 108 1/2 North Cameron St.

He is being held at the Victoria County Jail on a $1 million bond.

The investigation is ongoing, Victoria Police Detective James Poe said, but investigators have no other suspects at this time.

A full version of this story will appear in Monday's Advocate.