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Woman Charge With First Degree Murder For The Death Of Her Husband

Woman Charge With First Degree Murder For The Death Of Her Husband

On September 5th, authorities responded to a report of attempted suicide on the 5200 block of South Sugar Road. 31-year-old Christian Chastain was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the back of his head.His wife,35-year-old Lucinda Diaz, voluntarily provided her account of what led up to Chastain’s death. An autopsy on the victim showed […]

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Richard Ford Facing Capital Murder Charges For Death of His Ex Wife

Richard Ford Facing Capital Murder Charges For Death of His Ex Wife

40-year-old Richard Ford is now facing capital murder and aggravated kidnapping charges for the death of his ex wife 37-year-old Melissa Banda. Ford went before a judge Tuesday afternoon: his bond set at 2 million dollars. According to McAllen Chief of police, Banda’s nanny was the one that reported the kidnapping after seeing Ford violently […]

Man Accused of Killing a Family Of Four is Facing the Death Penalty

Man Accused of Killing a Family Of Four is Facing the Death Penalty

The Webb County District Attorney’s Office will be seeking the death penalty against a man accused of killing a family of four. Samuel Enrique Lopez is charged with capital murder of multiple persons, capital murder of a person younger than 10-years-old and aggravated sexual assault of a child. According to the indictment, Lopez is accused […]

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‘Serial Killer’ Agent Back In Court To Request Bond Reduction

‘Serial Killer’ Agent Back In Court To Request Bond Reduction

Laredo — After two months in custody, the former border patrol agent Juan David Ortiz, the labeled serial killer, is back in court.  During this hearing, Ortiz’s attorney said he would be filing a few motions which include requesting a bond reduction.  Ortiz remains at the Webb County Jail with a bond set at 2.5 […]

Three-Year Harris County Fugitive Arrested In Nuevo Laredo

Three-Year Harris County Fugitive Arrested In Nuevo Laredo

25-year-old Jonathan Arturo Vasquez was arrested in Nuevo Laredo after evading authorities for three years. According to the report, on December 2015 Vasquez approached a 71-year-old security guard from behind, who was working at a convenience store in Houston. He shot the man, then fled. “He was working over there and I’m not going to […]

Border Patrol Agent Accused Of Capital Murder Pleads Not Guilty

Border Patrol Agent Accused Of Capital Murder Pleads Not Guilty

Ronald Anthony Burgos Aviles plead not guilty to two counts of capital murder, Charges to which he could face the death penalty. The Webb County District Attorney’s Office and Burgos Aviles’ attorney Silverio Martinez, were present at the 49th district court for a consultation hearing. During the hearing, both parties agreed to not make any […]

Man Given Death Penalty For Capital Murder Of Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent

Man Given Death Penalty For Capital Murder Of Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent

It’s been almost four years since the murder of Javier Vega Jr., an off-duty border patrol agent. After a unanimous decision, the jury decided Gustavo Tijerina-Sandoval’s fate. Last Wednesday, Tijerina-Sandoval was found guilty of capital murder and attempted capital murder. After 12 witnesses testified during the sentencing phase, the jury deliberated. Today, after an hour, […]