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WASHINGTON – Texas authorities reported Wednesday that multiple arrests in connection to weekend shooting in Clevelandamong whom were identified the sentimental partner of the suspect in the murder of five Honduran citizens.
the arrests They joined that of the Mexican Francisco Oropesa, the suspect of carrying out the massacrewho was arrested Tuesday after a multi-day manhunt.
Tim Kean of the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office told reporters today that “several arrests” had been made in the capture of Oropesa and that “others are pending depending on the ongoing investigation.”
Divimara Lamar Nava, 53, a partner from Oropesa, was arrested Tuesday on charges of obstructing the arrest of a criminal and was assigned a $250,000 bail, according to court documents cited today by the ABC13 channel.
San Jacinto County District Attorney Todd Dillon said at a news conference Wednesday that she was at the scene where Oropesa was arrested.
Oropesa, 38, is a suspect in the death of Daniel Enrique Lazo, 9; Sonia Argentina Guzman, 25; Diana Velasquez Alvarado, 21; Obdulia Molina Rivera, 31, and José Jonathan Cáceres, 18 years old.
The Mexican was discovered while hiding in a closet in the Texas town of Cut and Shoota few kilometers from the site of the slaughter, and faces five counts of murder.
Border agents apprehended the suspect without incident.said Troy Miller, acting director of the Office of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) last night.
For his part, San Jacinto County (Texas) Sheriff Greg Capers confirmed that the person who gave the FBI the information that led to the capture will receive a $80,000 reward.
Friday night Oropesa was shooting with his semi-automatic rifle in the garden of his house in Cleveland when one of his neighbors approached him and asked him to stop making noise because it was very late and the family, including some children, could not sleep.
The man responded by breaking into his neighbors’ home to shoot them. on the neck and head, as if it were an “execution,” according to the police report.
One of the victims, Diana Velásquez, had permanent residence in the US, while the rest were in the country irregularly.
According to the US authorities, Oropesa had been deported to Mexico at least four times since 2009..
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