Hello everyone. It’s Julia Reynolds, and today I want to discuss a tragic story that has been making headlines recently. Last week, five people were brutally murdered in Texas, and law enforcement officials have finally apprehended the alleged killer after a days-long manhunt.
According to CNN, the suspect was arrested in the small town of Cut and Shoot, Texas, roughly 17 miles from where the killings occurred. The man, a Mexican national, was unlawfully in the United States and was deported multiple times between 2009 and 2016.
The suspect allegedly shot five of his neighbors in the head after they asked him to stop shooting his rifle. One of the victims’ father stated in an interview, “We asked him to be quiet ’cause my baby was scared. I never thought that he would shoot. He went room to room, looking for people.”
“I have no words to describe what happened,” the father added. “We are alive, but there is no life. I was able to escape by a miracle.”
The victims have been identified as Sonia Argentina Guzman, 25; Diana Velazquez Alvarado, 21; Julisa Molina Rivera, 31; Jonathan Casarez, 18; and Daniel Enrique Laso, 8. It’s a tragedy that has left the families and loved ones of the victims in shock and mourning.
Illegal Alien Accused Of Murdering 5 Neighbors In Texas Was Deported 5 Times: Report https://t.co/Fdz67fbrjW pic.twitter.com/0FxtExLRgW
— Daily Wire News (@DailyWireNews) May 1, 2023
Texas Governor Greg Abbott offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the suspect’s capture. This reward came after San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers said his office offered a $55,000 reward, and the FBI announced that it was contributing $25,000.
In his announcement, Governor Abbott stated, “Our hearts go out to the families and loved ones of the five victims that were taken in this senseless act of violence. I continue working with state and local officials to ensure they have all available resources to respond to this horrific crime. I thank the men and women in law enforcement who tirelessly work to ensure this criminal is caught and brought to justice.”
Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) in a joint operation with other law enforcement
just caught Francisco Oropesa, the man wanted for killing five innocent people in Cleveland, Texas.
God bless our Law Enforcement. #HonorFirst pic.twitter.com/CfTRkaCai4
— Mayra Flores (@MayraFlores2022) May 3, 2023
It’s a heartbreaking story highlighting the need for stronger border control and stricter immigration policies. We must do all we can to ensure that tragedies like this never happen again.