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Man Enters ‘Guilty’ Plea After Murdering Parents

Brownsville (KFXV) — A Brownsville man accused of murdering his parents has entered a “guilty” plea today in a Cameron County Courtroom.  According to court documents, Brownsville Police arrested Joel Lopez Collazo for the January 2016 murder of his parents.  Reports indicate that his parents’ bodies were found several days after the crime inside their home.   Collazo received a sentence of 60 years in...

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Taylor Nicole Ramirez found Guilty

Taylor Nicole Ramirez is found guilty of intoxication manslaughter. According to court documents, Ramirez struck David Salinas’ motorcycle with her vehicle while drunk in August of last year. The five-day trial culminated in a guilty verdict. Ramirez faced up to 20 years in prison, however a she received a sentence of 5 years. During the trial, Ramirez’s father stated that his daughter, Taylor, no longer drinks and is in rehabilitation program. Cameron County District Attorney Luis Saenz released this statement that reads in part: “While we commend the jury for doing the right thing in finding Taylor Nicole Ramirez...

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Three Valley Residents Enter ‘Guilty’ Plea for Medicare Fraud

RGV (KFXV) — Three valley residents have all entered “guilty” pleas for receiving illegal kickbacks before a U.S. district judge. Today, 39-year-old Brenda De La Cruz, pleaded guilty to healthcare fraud. Two other individuals — identified as 51-year-old, Sonia Garcia and 39-year-old, Luis Manuel Garza — also entered “guilty” pleas. All three were charged earlier this month after the FBI, and the Medicaid fraud unit of the Texas Attorney General’s office investigated, and during their hearings, all three admitted to engaging in conspiracies to defraud the government. They all face a maximum of five years in a federal...

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Man Issued Life Sentence for Sexually Assaulting Teen

Edinburg (KFXV) — Last week, a judge handed a man a life sentence for sexually assaulting a teenager. A jury found 32-year-old, Lionel James Gonzalez guilty for assaulting the daughter of his sister-in-law in June of 2016. Gonzalez — who served a previous sentence in Indiana for one count of sexual misconduct of a minor, and had another dismissed — began to “manipulate” a 15-year-old that lived in the house he stayed in. After an investigation, Gonzalez later divulged that he touched the teen “above her clothing.” He turned down various plea deals, and because of his previous charges...

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Woman Enters ‘Guilty’ Plea for Lesser Charge

RGV(KFXV) — A woman who initially placed blame on her aunt, sister and grandmother in the death of her baby girl accepts a 25-year prison sentence. 22 year old, Fabiola Lopez, accepted an offer from the state to avoid a trial. Lopez agreed to plead guilty to one count of injury to a child in exchange for a 25-year prison sentence in connection to the November 2015 incident where she allegedly struck her daughter with an unknown object, causing blunt force trauma and subsequently her death. As part of her plea deal, capital murder and murder – were...

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