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The seventh-grader at Deming Middle School, Deming, New Mexico... News Photo1990-1999,Child,Crime,Death,Defendant,El Paso,Exercising,Friendship,Murder,Murderer,New Mexico,Sport,Student,Suspicion,Taking a Shot - Sport,USAPhotographer Collection: Getty Images Sport N 360606 002 The seventh-grader at Deming Middle School, Deming, New Mexico accused of shooting a classmate in the back of the head. The alleged shooter, Victor M. Cordova Jr. is in custody in the Luna County jail charged with attempted murder and several charges of assault November 20, 1999. Murder charges may be filed against him soon, since the seventh grader, Araceli Tena ,13, died Saturday afternoon. Victor Cordova lives in Palomas, Mexico and has been attending school in the U.S. since kindergarten because he is a citizen born in Deming, about 30 miles north of the Mexican border. Authorities said he is 13, but his family said he is 12. (photo by Joe Raedle)