Former Houston Cougars Linebacker Arrested And Charged With Capital Murder

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Former Houston Cougar linebacker Zamar Kirven, 21, of Mart, Texas, was arrested and charged with capital murder following a shooting Sunday morning that left two people dead.

The victims have been identified as Sabion Kubitza, 22, and Jacob Ybarra, 20. A report released stated Kirven knew both victims from playing high school football together.

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Accoring to KWTX news, the shooting happened at 2 a.m. Sunday morning. The The McLennan County Sheriff’s Office said the men were killed in the same house and may have been asleep at the time they were killed.

Kirven was a 2-star recruit by Rivals and 247Sports. He saw action as a true freshman appearing in 9 games recording 8 total tackles. Kirven played in 8 games as a sophomore and made 28 tackles, including an interception and a fumble recovery.

Zamar Kirven played three seasons with the Houston Cougars before being dismissed for a violation of team rules in December 2020, according to the Houston Chronicles.


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