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Teens Charged With Capital Murder in Restaurant Deaths of Four

January 28, 1991 GMT

IRVING, Texas (AP) _ Two teen-agers were charged Monday with capital murder in the slayings of four people who were gunned down execution-style in a fast-food restaurant freezer during a robbery.

Mike Green, 17, and Jessy Carlos San Miguel, 19, both of Irving, were charged with one count each of capital murder. Three additional capital murder charges are expected to be filed against each on Tuesday, said Irving police Capt. T.J. Hall.

They remained jailed without bail Monday.

The bodies were discovered in the walk-in freezer after police officers stopped the driver of a pickup truck on suspicion of drunken driving and spotted a take-out Taco Bell bag stuffed with cash.

Green worked part-time at the suburban Dallas restaurant. San Miguel, who was driving the truck when they were stopped by police, was out on bail facing trial on three burglary charges when the crime occurred.

Three of the victims were restaurant employees: manager Michael J. Phelan, 28, of Fort Worth, and two workers who were cousins, Theresa Fraga, 16, of Irving, and Frank Fraga, 23, of Dallas. The fourth was Fraga family friend, Son Trong Nguyen, 35, of Irving, who was at the restaurant to pick up Ms. Fraga.

Ms. Fraga was several months pregnant and had a 1-year-old son.

The slayings bring to nine the number of people killed during late-night shifts at restaurants or food stores in Dallas County since Dec. 4.