Man charged with Capital Murder following Nov. 2 death of El Pasoan Saffire Armenta in Midland


MIDLAND COUNTY, Texas (Nexstar)- Investigators in Midland County have made an arrest in the death of Saffire Armenta, 25, who was found burned on November 2. 

Sergio Antonio Cerna, 37, has been charged with Capital Murder. The Midland County Sheriff’s Office served the warrant while Cerna was in custody on unrelated charges in Reeves County. 

A cause of death for Armenta has not yet been revealed by MCSO who says the investigation is on-going

Current Charges for Cerna are as follows:

Reeves County Sheriff’s Office
Possession of Controlled Substance Judgement Nisi Second Degree Felony
Bond set at $100,000

Midland County Sheriff’s Office
Capital Murder
Bond set at $1,000,000

Cerna is currently held at Reeves County Jail

Saffire Armenta is remembered by her family as a “loving spirit” with a “big heart”.

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