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Slain Texas boy was stabbed at least 20 times

Josue Flores

HOUSTON (AP) - A man accused of killing an 11-year-old Houston boy as the child walked home from school broke down sobbing in court as prosecutors told the judge the boy was stabbed at least 20 times.

Andre Timothy Jackson Jr., charged with murder in the May 17 slaying of Josue Flores, appeared before a judge Monday as prosecutors described the investigation that led to his Friday arrest. Jackson didn't speak during the hearing.

Prosecutors say 27-year-old Jackson, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, admitted he was the man seen on a surveillance video near the crime scene and told police he was at the crime scene.

The judge ruled Jackson will remain in jail on $100,000 bond. An attorney listed for him didn't immediately return a call to The Associated Press Monday.

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