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Border Patrol Agent Charged with Capital Murder in Texas

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Border Patrol Agent Charged with Capital Murder in Texas

Border Patrol Agent Charged with Capital Murder in Texas

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Border Patrol Agent Charged with Capital Murder in Texas

Available the border patrol agent accused of killing four people in laredo will be going to trial.

Channel 5's...valerie gonzalez....in laredo today...where the district attorney-- spoke about motive....for the first time.

It took only 20 minutes for the grandg jury to decide there was enough probable cause to indict juan david ortiz.

The da confirmed they will be seeking the death penalty.

Vo: in a press conference in laredo, district attorney isidro alaniz said this is officially a capital murder case.

The fact that there were certain similar traits in the killings allowed them to establish a scheme, or a pattern, that gave them the ability to pursue the capital murder charge.

Family members and friends of the victims were present to hear the grand jury's decision.

This was the first time alaniz spoke publicly about why ortiz felt compelled to target the victims - something that was hard to hear for the families.

Sot: isidro alaniz, webb/zapata county district attorney "his attitude in this case was something that was very surprising to us in law enforcement.

Just the fact that he gave such little regard to these people's lives, his lack of respect, and his vigilante attitude that we believe that he had to "clean up the streets of laredo."

Colette mireles, sister of claudine luera "it brings a lot of sadness to us to say that they were not of value, that no one was going to miss them.

He was very wrong in that.

They all have families."cont vo: alaniz says ortiz did not have a list of victims and just chose them at random from the same downtown street in laredo.

However, they believe ortiz did know the first victim personally as well as the woman who managed to successfully escape.

Back on cam: it took two hours for the da to present the case before the grand jury today.

Theyre still gathering evidence like collecting gps data from ortiz cell phone.

An arraignment will soon follow to hear whether ortiz will submit a guilty or innocent plea.

In laredo, valerie gonzalez, channel five news




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