Tag: evidence

Orchard Grove Victim’s Girlfriend Accused of Fabricating Evidence

DONNA (KFXV) — New details are revealed in regards to the body that was found on July 23rd. Fox News was at the hearing today where the victim’s girlfriend is now facing charges. Laura Leticia Vasquez is charged with offense to fabricate physical evidence with intent to impair a human corpse, a second degree felony. This after she confessed she disposed of her boyfriend’s body. The body of 17-year-old, Carlos Mario Perez Aguilar was found by authorities in The Orchard Grove on July 23rd. This, after a call was made in regards to a deceased body in the area....

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Texas DPS will no longer absorb evidence analysis costs

Texas (KFXV) – Beginning in September, local city and county police departments will be required to pay the state to analyze their evidence. Before this new regulation the state absorbed the fee. Often at municipal police departments have the Texas Department of Public Safety analyse the evidence such as DNA and drug tests. Local police say the new measure is necessary. “This is very necessary because of the DNA evidence and everything we submit to the lab.” – Noe Castillo The Rio Grande City police chief says his department investigators estimated that per fiscal year, the cost to analyze...

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Police Search for Fugitive Human Trafficker

PHARR (KFXV) — US Marshals are requesting the public’s help in locating a fugitive. After a five-day trial, Luis Gerardo Betancourt has been convicted on two charges– but is now considered a fugitive, after failing to appear in federal court. The 20-year-old, Pharr resident is accused of conspiracy to commit hostage taking and conspiracy to transport undocumented immigrants in 2015. He is now wanted after his failure to appear for trial and presentation of evidence. The investigation began on December fourth, regarding people being held against their will– forcing their family members to pay a release. According to testimonies...

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Verdict has been rendered in Brownsville Hit-and-Run Trial

Brownsville (KFXV) – The hit-and-run trial comes to an end after several hours of deliberating the jury reached a verdict they know three days has the details Not guilty it took a jury only a few hours to determine there was not enough evidence that Marisa Govea Hernandez knew she had hit a person and willingly left the scene. The jury heard closing arguments from attorneys on both sides this morning they were dismissed from the courtroom around 10:30 and came back from deliveries after 1:30 finding Marisa Hernandez not guilty for the death of Mary Tipton. The incident...

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Trial Postponed for Woman Who Took Teen to Mexico

CAMERON (KFXV) — A 30-year-old Brownsville woman is facing charges for sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child. Claudia Yvette Guerra went before a judge Wednesday. She is accused of taking a 14-year-old Brownsville girl in September across the border, into Mexico. Assistant District Attorney Omar Saenz asked Judge Magallanes for a continuance in the case. The county is waiting on DNA evidence. The new trial date is slated for June...

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