Melody Ross Murder: Girls Arrested for Alleged Witness Intimidation in Honor Student Shooting Death

Melody Ross
Personal Photo
Melody Ross (Personal Photo)

LONG BEACH, Calif. (CBS/AP) The shooting death of 16-year-old high school honor student Melody Ross after a homecoming football game last October was tragedy enough. Now two teenage girls have been arrested on suspicion of intimidating witnesses in the case.

Melody Ross: A Tragic Death

Police say Ross was an innocent bystander when she was shot Oct. 30, 2009,  when two groups of gang members had a confrontation.

Long Beach police say the teen girls, ages 16 and 17, were arrested at Woodrow Wilson High School Friday. Authorities say the girls were allegedly threatening witnesses in and out of court, but no details were provided. Their names were not released due to their age.

Two 16-year-old boys, Tom Love Vinson and Daivion Davis are charged in the killing of Ross, and the attempted murder of two men in the Oct. 30 incident.

Melody Ross: A Tragic Death