Tag: murder

Drive-by Shooting Suspect Faces Murder Charges in Hospital Bed

A man, who was injured and later hospitalized after being involved in a drive-by shooting on Wednesday, is doing better, only now he’s facing murder charges. Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputies arrested and arraigned 21-year-old Daniel Guerrero at his hospital bed in McAllen for murder and deadly conduct. Justice of the peace “Melo” Ochoa took care of his arraignment today. Guerrero was the getaway driver of the drive-by shooting that occurred on March 5th on Mayberry Road north of rural McAllen. Guerrero was behind the wheel when he lost control of the car, struck a tree, and resulted in the death of Omar Lucio Zuniga. His bond was set at...

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Drive-By Shooting Suspect Sentenced to 55 Yrs in 2012 Murder

A young man has been sentenced to age behind a cell, after being found guilty in the shooting death of a Valley high school graduate. 22-year-old Raul Trevino Lara was sentenced to 55 years behind bars Thursday night. Prosecutors say in October of 2012, he was inside a van that opened fire on a group of teenagers, killing 17-year-old Miguel Vasquez. Prosecutors say Trevino Lara was a member of the Texas Chicano Brotherhood Gang, and regardless if he was the actual gunman, he could still be convicted of murder. Conflicting Reports of Reynosa Students Killed in Pursuit A human...

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Combes Suspect Found Guilty In 2012 Murder

A murder that shook a small Cameron County town has some closure with a jury wasting no time in a back-to-back verdict and sentencing. Sixty-seven-year-old Aroldo Humberto Cadriel was sentenced to life in prison following today’s guilty verdict in the March 2012 murder of his 20-year-old lover. The body of Brisna Mireles was found in a grassy field in the Combes area near Harlingen shot five times at point blank range. Prosecutors’ say the firearm traced back to Cadriel. And witness testimonies revealed a relationship existed between the two. Cadriel is eligible for parole after serving 30 years in...

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La Puerta Negra Murder Trial Postponed

The trial of a man accused of killing his cousin and shooting two other men at La Puerta Negra Bar in Mercedes has been postponed. Gabriel Hernandez showed up at an Hidalgo County Courtroom Thursday. Defense attorneys and prosecutors requested additional time pending DNA and ballistic results from the Department of Public Safety. The case stems from a shooting in rural Mercedes in July where Hernandez’s cousin Luis Fernando Lara died. Hernandez faces murder and attempted capital murder charges. A judge ordered the trial to be postponed until...

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Mission Family Demands Answers In Unsolved Murder

A Mission family is wanting answers after a shooting that took place back in November killed their beloved family member. “It’s not fair what they did to him. I just want justice,” explains Maria Padilla, mother of Eleazar Padilla Jr. Tears have been shed plenty of times since the death of Maria’s son. Eleazar Padilla Jr. The 28-year-old father of five. Passed away Nov. 14th as a result of a shooting that took place Nov 1st at a tire shop off coyote circle, north of Mission. Authorities have not found the group of men responsible for the shooting and...

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