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Dallas man pleads guilty to murder of El Paso teen

DALLAS, Texas -- The man accused of murdering four people in a three-week period in late 2020 has pleaded guilty to the killing spree. Authorities in Dallas arrested Jeremy Harris in November of 2020. Among Harris' alleged victims was 19-year-old El Paso native Jaden Urrea.

Jaden Urrea (Courtesy: Urrea family)

According to court documents obtained by ABC-7, Harris plead guilty on November 14, 2023. Collin County court documents show he will spend life in prison.

In addition to the Coronado High School graduate, Harris was also charged in the murder of a Dallas man in his car at a stoplight, a homeless man, and his former girlfriend’s father.

"I believe this is the definition of a serial killer. It's random," Deputy Dallas Police Chief Reuben Ramirez told ABC affiliate WFAA.

Jeremy Harris

In 2020, Urrea's family in El Paso reacted to the news with this statement to ABC-7:

"We are very pleased that Jaden's killer has been apprehended. Based upon our communications with the Homicide unit, they are confident that he is the individual responsible."

Though Harris has a criminal history, he's not been accused of violent assaults or shootings previously, police said. It's unclear what prompted the shootings.

"It is extremely unusual for someone to just go on a shooting spree," Ramirez said.

Receipts found in Harris' home showed that he had recently purchased a Ruger 9mm handgun as well as a Taurus 9mm, according to arrest warrant affidavits.

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