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Phoenix pair held on $1M each in death of champion boxer

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Joseph Corrales (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Joseph Corrales (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Robert Chavez (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Robert Chavez (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

Two suspects are being held on $1 million bond apiece after being arraigned in the beating death of a 17-year-old national champion boxer from Phoenix.

Alexis Urbina was found unconscious and covered in blood in his family's south Phoenix home on Sept. 3. He died of his injures two days later.

There was no obvious sign of forced entry into the house, but Urbina's family told police some of his boxing memorabilia was missing, officers said.

Police say Robert Chavez, 22, and Joseph Corrales, 23, were arrested Friday night.

Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump said investigators were tipped off to the pair because they were selling items that were stolen from the home during the crime back in September.

Crump said Corrales and Chavez are gang members and had no prior ties to the young victim.

Both men were arraigned Tuesday on charges of first-degree murder, burglary and trafficking in stolen property.

Urbina won the 141-pound Youth Men's Division at the USA Boxing National Championships in April at Spokane, WA.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.  CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) contributed to this report.

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