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Suspect arrested in connection with suburban West Palm Beach double homicide

Posted at 4:58 PM, Jul 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-12 18:38:43-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. -- A man has been charged in the shooting deaths of a man and a woman in suburban West Palm Beach last month.

Crystal Rivera, 20, and Justin Moyer, 33, were shot and killed while inside a car at Belvedere Road and Drexel Road around 3:18 a.m. on June 4.

On Wednesday, detectives from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Violent Crimes Division arrested Hipolito Jesus Fraguela on a warrant for first-degree murder.

Fraguela was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail and held on no bond.

Valli Moyer has lost both of her son’s. David on the left in 2015. And Justin on the right died on June 4th. 

She wears Justin ring which is red, David’s favorite color. 

“I feel like I lost everything,” she said in an exclusive interview. 

Valli says Justin cleaned his life up during the last few years, staying out of trouble, pursuing a music career. His stage name is Jbo. 

She says he came back to Palm Beach County after a two and a half month tour, that took him to Vegas, and to Houston, where Valli lives. 

“I feel that there has to be more to this, my son spent a week with me at the end of the tour. He came back on Memorial Day and barely seven days later he was murdered,” she said. She still doesn’t know a possible motive. 

Justin was also a father of a 6-year-old named Junior.

Life for the 33-year-old was optimistic. 

“For the first time he said, you know, I’m looking forward to being 34,” she remembered him saying. “I’m looking forward to keeping my family growing. And I’m looking forward to being successful and hearing his voice. And for him to say that life was finally amazing and then it’s all swept away for no reason.”

Suspect Held Without Bond

Fraguela waived his first appearance in court Thursday morning. The judge in the case ordered he be held without bond.

Moyer's mother said after court that she was frustrated that Fraguela did not appear in court to face the charges. 

"If you've done this, if you killed my son, and you killed this other girl and you have the right to refuse to come to court, and not show your face for what you've done? You're garbage," said the victim's mother Valli Moyer. "He's held without bond, and he should be. And he's going to rot in hell for it." 

The motive for the killings has not been released.

The judge also ordered Fraguela not have any contact with the victims' families.

A fundraiser has been set up for Valli: