Exclusive: 16 and Charged with Murder: Parents Claim She is the Victim
Zephaniah “Zephi” Trevino, a junior in high school, was a pitcher for her softball team. She had just made the drill team and was looking forward to singing in her church choir. But now, the 17-year-old is facing capital murder and aggravated robbery charges for a fatal robbery at a Texas apartment complex. Her parents, Crystal and Henry, claim their daughter was being sex trafficked by the man who pulled the trigger, Philip Baldenegro. Philip’s attorney, David Finn, denies that his client is a sex trafficker and claims Zephi and Philip were in a consensual boyfriend-girlfriend relationship, and that Zephi was the mastermind behind the robbery. In an exclusive interview, Dr. Phil sits down with the teen and her parents. Plus, Zephi’s attorney, Justin Moore, talks about the case.