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Recent Crime News
Wednesday Oct 8 | via KNIN-TV Boise
A Texas inmate who spent nine years in prison after the alleged beating death of his girlfriend's year-old son has been freed, CNN and other sources report. The "intellectually disabled" construction worker, Manual Velez, was released Wednesday through an appeal after spending nine years in prison, including four of them on death row. Comment?
Wednesday Oct 8 | via Switched
In 2005, Manuel Velez, a construction worker in Brownsville, Texas, moved in with his girlfriend, Acela Moreno. Two weeks later, he noticed that Moreno's 11-month-old baby, Angel, was struggling to breathe. Comment?
Wednesday Oct 8 | via PressReleasePoint
At 11:32 p.m. CT today, Manuel Velez stepped out of the Huntsville Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a free man after nine years behind bars, four of them on death row, all for a crime he didn't commit. "Manuel never belonged in prison, let alone on death row waiting to be executed. Comment?
Tuesday Oct 7 | via The Family Badge
On one occasion, he provided his wife's bank account number in order for another conspirator to deposit the drug proceeds. Evidence was presented that $6,500 was deposited Maya's wife's account on Nov. 28, 2012, right after a successful 300 pound marijuana delivery to Taylor by the organization. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 30 | via WJOL-AM Joliet
The U S Immigration and Customs Enforcement department, commonly known as ICE, has released a statement saying that just recently, a man living in Joliet under an assumed name was wanted in Mexico, on a warrant for murder. An annonymous tip a few weeks ago to ICE offices stated that 40 year old Juan Ruben Mendoza-Solis fled from Mexico to Illinois in January of 2009 to escape the murder charges. Comment?
Monday Sep 29 | via My FOX Chicago
A man who fled Mexico to avoid a murder charge, then lived and worked in the southwest suburbs under an assumed name, has been transferred to Mexican custody, according to immigration officials. Juan Ruben Mendoza-Solis, 40, was placed on a chartered aircraft Friday and transferred to Mexican law enforcement custody at the U.S. border crossing in Brownsville, Texas, a statement from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. Comment?
Friday Sep 26 | via The New Zealand Herald
When police employed by the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District in Brownsville, Texas, took a 3am burglary call at a local campus last year they rolled out their SWAT team. Perez's SWAT team was equipped by the 1033 Programme, a Defence Department scheme to jettison surplus equipment. Comment?
Thursday Sep 25 | via MySanAntonio.com
Members of a militia group, KC Massey and John Forester, patrol the border wall along the Rio Grande in Brownsville. Readers comment on these "border defenders," saying they should leave the patrolling to the authorities. Comment?
Monday Sep 22 | via KXXV-TV Waco
A South Texas man is jailed on capital murder charges after the bodies of his wife and 4-year-old son were found in a rubbish pile in the back yard of the family's Brownsville home. Donald Edward Pierce also has been charged with evading arrest. Comment?
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