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Recent Crime News
Sunday Jan 25 | via Click2Houston
A South Texas man who fled to Mexico after allegedly fatally shooting an individual earlier this month has been arrested after returning to the U.S. and turning himself in to authorities. The Monitor in McAllen reports 29-year-old Juan Carlos Lara Hernandez appeared in court Saturday, a day after he turned himself in to federal officers at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge. Comment?
Monday Jan 19 | via KTEN-TV Denison
Three South Texas juveniles have been arrested after being accused of abusing 30 animals - killing one of them - while vandalizing a high school's barn. The Monitor in McAllen reports the animals, including goats, pigs, lambs and a steer, are part of the Future Farmers of America program at La Villa High School. Comment?
Saturday Jan 17 | via The Capital-Journal
A federal judge has postponed the Kansas trial of a man charged with assuming the identity of a dead Texas boy, giving the prosecution and defense time to obtain DNA that each side hopes will bolster their case. While DNA evidence has long been a mainstay in other criminal trials, its use in an immigration-related identity theft case like the one filed against Teodoro Erasmo Luna is rare. Comment?
Saturday Jan 17 | via KSNT-TV Topeka
While DNA evidence has long been a mainstay in other criminal trials, its use in an immigration-related identity theft case like the one filed against Teodoro Erasmo Luna is rare. Most such cases also don't lend themselves to DNA testing because the government usually doesn't have a way to get a comparative DNA sample. Comment?
Friday Jan 2 | via Progress Times
Ricardo Rodriguez intends to be a district attorney who's tough on domestic violence, treats everyone equally and intolerant of any violence spilling over from Mexico. As he prepared to take over the office from Rene Guerra, who's reigned over Hidalgo County prosecutors for more than 30 years, Rodriguez said he's doing everything he can to hit the ground running. Comment?
Thursday Jan 1 | via KRGV
Border Patrol agents caught a man near Pharr, who they later learned was a convicted sex offender. While agents processed him in the McAllen Border Patrol station, they found records showing he was arrested in Des Moines, Iowa in October 2003. Comment?
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