Two juveniles arrested for murder of Eric Forrester

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by WFAA-TV

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Posted on April 17, 2010 at 8:36 PM

Updated Sunday, Apr 18 at 10:07 AM

FORT WORTH - Police have arrested two male juveniles for the capital murder of Eric Forrester.

Forrester, 17, a student at Southwest High School, was shot and killed by intruders at his Fort Worth home on Monday.

Bruce Rogers, who was arrested earlier this week in connection with the crime, is still a person of interest, say police.

Police have said they will release more details, as they become available.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, hundreds mourned Forrester.

"This is a wonderful young man and we're celebrating his life," said his uncle, Hugh Redd.

The family has been largely quiet about the investigation.

"I think the family's being very patient, and will continue to be patient. They have a high degree of confidence in the police force," said Redd.

Saturday's arrests come a day after police dropped a murder charge against Bruce Rogers, even though officers insist the 24-year-old remains a person of interest.

Rogers has pleaded his innocence.

"There is something I did not do - I did not kill that dude!" he said earlier in the week.

His arrest has drawn the anger of civil rights leaders, who met with Rogers in jail Saturday morning.

"I think it's very dangerous of us to rush to judgment, place a $1 million bond on his life, then you have to retract in less than a couple of days and say he may not be the one who committed this murder," said Kyev Tatum, president of the Fort Worth Tarrant County chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

For now, the added arrests are sure to bring some peace to a community, anxious for justice and to a family, slowly healing through faith and friends.

"The comfort they've received from friends, strangers, and everyone in the community, they're coming along quite well," said Redd.

E-mail: jbetz@wfaa.com

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