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  • Crime Victim Questions Justice System Play Video

    November 12, 2014 6:54 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A victim of crime says her attacker slipped through the fingers of authorities and eventually killed an off-duty Border Patrol agent. Records show Gustavo Tijerina was accused of assaulting the woman in 2007. She said Tijerina is the same man accused of killing Border Patrol Agent Javier... more »
  • Family Remembers Fallen Agent Play Video

    November 11, 2014 7:37 PM

    LA FERIA - The family of a murdered Border Patrol agent said Veterans Day holds a special meaning for them. Agent Javier Vega Jr. was shot and killed during a fishing trip with his parents, wife and children. The agent tried to protect his family from their aggressors. ... more »
  • Pharr Neighborhood in Shock after Kidnapping Play Video

    November 7, 2014 6:34 PM

    PHARR - Neighbors of a kidnapped woman said they are stunned when they found out the abduction happened so close to her house. Authorities said Elia Margarita Flores, 39, of Pharr was kidnapped Oct. 29. Police said Flores was wearing a red shirt and black legging pants when she... more »
  • Brownsville Police Release Autopsy Results in Murder Case Play Video

    November 7, 2014 5:11 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - An autopsy revealed a Brownsville woman was shot three times in the head. Her husband is accused of killing her and their 4-year-old son. Donald Edward Pierce is being held on charges of capital murder of multiple persons, capital murder of a person under 10 years old,... more »
  • Authorities Investigate Kidnapping, Murder Play Video

    November 6, 2014 6:43 PM

    PHARR - Local, state and federal law enforcement are working to help solve a murder. They said the death is linked to the kidnapping of a woman in Pharr. The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office, Pharr police, the FBI and Texas Rangers are investigating the murder and kidnapping cases. Authorities... more »
  • Brownsville Man Denies Killing his Son, Wife Play Video

    November 6, 2014 5:08 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A Brownsville man pleaded not guilty Thursday to killing his 4-year-old son and wife. Donald Edward Pierce pleaded not guilty to two counts of capital murder, tampering with evidence and evading arrest. Pierce is accused of shooting his wife Diana and son William in September. A... more »
  • Hearing Postponed for Suspect in Agent's Death

    November 6, 2014 12:28 PM

    RAYMONDVILLE - A court hearing for a man charged in the death of a Border Patrol agent was rescheduled for later this month. Gustavo Tijerina was in court Thursday to face multiple robbery charges. Tijerina and other men are accused of taking cars at gunpoint from people fishing at... more »
  • Man Faces Murder Charges in Hit-and-Run Play Video

    October 31, 2014 12:52 PM

    HARLINGEN - A man accused of killing a woman in a crash Thursday was charged with first-degree murder. Police said the crash happened after the suspect fled from police. Officials said the suspect, Noe Nunez Mendez, 24, was speeding on Expressway 83 when an officer spotted him. The officer... more »
  • Twitter Activist's Death Rattles Border Community Play Video

    October 22, 2014 6:47 PM

    McALLEN - A local businessman says his friend was reportedly kidnapped and killed for trying to inform others about the ongoing violence across the border. Dr. Maria del Rosario Fuentes Rubio used her Twitter account to warn folks about cartel violence in Reynosa. Her alleged death sent shockwaves through... more »
  • ICE Deports Man Wanted for Murder in Mexico Play Video

    October 17, 2014 12:39 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Federal authorities returned a murder suspect to Mexican authorities. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials transferred 40-year-old Jose Miguel Rangel Exiga to Mexican law enforcement Thursday at the Brownsville port of entry. Rangel Exiga is wanted in Mexico for a murder in the state of Guanajuato. ... more »
  • Mississippi Murder Suspect Arrested in Starr County Play Video

    October 10, 2014 4:10 PM

    RIO GRANDE CITY - Authorities arrested a woman in Starr County wanted on murder charges out of Mississippi. Texas Department of Public Safety troopers arrested Krystal Kersey after a traffic stop Friday. Kersey was scheduled to go trial on Monday for the murder of her husband, Justin Stork,... more »
  • Houston Murder Suspect Arrested in Mexico Play Video

    October 3, 2014 10:20 AM

    HOUSTON (AP) - A man wanted in a nearly 20-year-old cold-case killing has been captured in Mexico and extradited to Texas. The Houston Police Department said Thursday that 47-year-old Pedro Maldonado was found by the U.S. Marshals and booked into the Harris County Jail in August. He is charged... more »
  • Suspects Indicted in Border Patrol Agent's Death Play Video

    October 1, 2014 11:05 AM

    RAYMONDVILLE - A grand jury on Tuesday indicted two men in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Border Patrol agent in Willacy County. Gustavo Tijerina Sandoval and Ismael Hernandez Vallejo were each charged with capital murder and attempted capital murder. There are no other court dates set for... more »
  • Investigators Identify Partially Burned Body Play Video

    September 16, 2014 4:28 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - Officials on Tuesday released the identity of a body discovered in San Carlos. Sheriff investigators said the man was Sergio Salazar, 46, of Weslaco. County workers found his partially burned body near the intersection of Tex Mex and Sunflower roads in San Carlos. Anyone with... more »
  • Weslaco Police Increase Reward for Information in Murder Case Play Video

    September 15, 2014 5:39 PM

    WESLACO - Weslaco police are boosting the reward for a six-year-old murder case. The department is offering $4,000 for information leading to the arrest of suspects in the murder of Roberto Castro Jr. Castro was 14 was he was gunned down outside Weslaco's Walmart. Two men are serving... more »
  • Officials: Cartel Hit in Alton a Case of Spillover Violence Play Video

    September 9, 2014 10:39 PM

    EDINBURG - Officials acknowledged that a cartel-ordered hit in Alton is another case of spillover violence in the Rio Grande Valley. Shots were fired into a crowd gathered at a home at the intersection of La Homa and Mile 5 roads on Nov. 18 2012. Police say the group... more »
  • Contract Killing Linked to Mexican Cartels Play Video

    September 9, 2014 7:24 PM

    McALLEN - A contract killing in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is proof of cartel spillover violence, according to official records. A criminal complaint in the case states that the murder of Attorney Juan Jesus Guerrero Chapa at a Southlake shopping center has ties to cartel operations in Mexico. ... more »
  • Suspect Charged in Alton Murder Play Video

    September 9, 2014 4:18 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - Authorities on Tuesday charged a man in the murder of two people two years ago in Alton. Shots were fired into a crowd gathered at a home at the intersection of La Homa and Mile 5 roads on Nov. 18 2012. Police say the group scattered... more »
  • Suspected Cartel Hit Man Arrested in McAllen Play Video

    September 8, 2014 7:42 PM

    McALLEN - Authorities in McAllen arrested a suspect linked to a murder in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The suspect is accused of taking part in a gang-style hit in the community of Southlake. The murder happened on May 22, 2013, near a shopping mall. The victim, Jesus Guerrero... more »
  • FBI Joins Edinburg Murder Investigation Play Video

    September 5, 2014 8:18 PM

    EDINBURG - The FBI now is helping investigate a year-old murder case in Edinburg. Authorities continue searching for suspects in the murder of Jolissa Rangel. She was murdered on Oct. 25, 2013, at her apartment in the 2400 block of Kimberly Lane. Melissa Espinoza said her family wants... more »
  • Defendant Restrained after Verdict Announced Play Video

    September 2, 2014 12:33 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Several officers in a Cameron County courtroom had to restrain the defendant in a capital murder trial. Edgar Garces Diaz made an outburst, after a jury handed down a guilty verdict. He was removed from the courtroom. Diaz was on trial for the fatal shooting of... more »
  • Brownsville Murder Trial Continues Monday Play Video

    August 31, 2014 3:17 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - The trial of a man charged in the murder of a Brownsville woman continues Monday. Edgar Garces Diaz is charged with the murder of 21-year-old Mayra Oyervides. In a videotaped confession, Diaz admitted he was chasing a teenage boy who ran into Oyervides' apartment complex on... more »
  • Deliberations Continue in Harlingen Murder Case Play Video

    August 29, 2014 4:07 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A jury continues deliberating the fate of a man accused of gunning down a woman in Harlingen. Edgar Garces Diaz is on trial for the murder of Mayra Oyervides, 21. Garces admitted in a videotaped confession that he was chasing a teenaged boy who ran into Oyervides'... more »
  • Videotaped Confession used in Harlingen Murder Case Play Video

    August 28, 2014 10:57 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A videotaped confession shed light into a capital murder case Thursday. The confession was played in court during the trial of Edgar Garces Diaz. He is accused of killing Mayra Oyervides, 21, of Harlingen, on April 1, 2013. Authorities said Garces confessed he was chasing another... more »
  • Family Seeks Justice Years After Son's Murder Play Video

    August 21, 2014 3:54 PM

    WESLACO - A Rio Grande Valley family says they are still pushing for justice. On Aug. 23, 2008, 14-year-old Robert Castro Jr. was shot and killed at a gas station near the Walmart in Weslaco. The man accused of pulling the trigger remains free. The case went... more »
  • Appeal Denied in Harlingen Murder Case Play Video

    August 18, 2014 9:15 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A court reaffirmed a 50-year sentence for a Rio Hondo man in a murder case. Eric Christopher Gonzalez appealed his murder conviction after he was sentenced in June. The appeal was denied. Prosecutors said Gonzalez's vehicle ran into another car during a chase in Harlingen in... more »
  • Phoenix Murder Suspect Caught in Starr County Play Video

    August 18, 2014 12:56 PM

    STARR COUNTY - U.S. Marshals arrested a man wanted for murder. They caught Tomas Andrew Hernandez in Starr County Friday night. Hernandez is accused of shooting a man in Phoenix. According to investigators, Hernandez went to the man's home, while there was a party, shot him and ran. ... more »
  • Brownsville Standoff Suspect in Court Play Video

    August 14, 2014 1:01 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A Brownsville man involved in a standoff with police in June made his first court appearance today. It was the first glimpse the public had of Marco Antonio Gonzalez since the day-long standoff. Gonzalez worked as a Cameron County jailer. He's accused of fatally shooting fellow jailer... more »
  • 27-Year-Old Charged in Alton Murder Play Video

    August 14, 2014 12:59 PM

    EDINBURG - The last suspect in an Alton murder case was formally charged. Cesar Alejandro Tovar was arraigned on a capital murder charge. The crime happened in November 2013. The 27-year-old suspect was caught earlier this week in Mission. Authorities said a group of people drove up to... more »
  • Prosecutors: Missing Dashcam Video of Deadly Crash Play Video

    August 14, 2014 12:59 PM

    EDINBURG - A potentially critical piece of evidence delayed the trial of a Roma teenager accused of murder. Hector Guadalupe Ramirez is charged with six counts of murder after plowing into a minivan, during a high speed chase with police last year. The crash killed four children and their... more »
  • Family Fearful After Aggravated Robbery Play Video

    August 13, 2014 7:59 PM

    HARLINGEN - One of two suspects charged in the murder of an off-duty Border Patrol agent has been implicated in three aggravated robberies in Cameron County. Gustavo Tijerina and Ismael Hernandez, both illegal immigrants, are being held on capital murder charges in the death of Border Patrol Agent Javier... more »
  • Landowner Finds Possible Murder Weapon Play Video

    August 13, 2014 7:51 PM

    RAYMONDVILLE - Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence says he is 99 percent sure investigators recovered the gun used in the murder of an off-duty Border Patrol agent. A property owner found the pistol near the site where murder suspects Ismael Hernandez and Gustavo Tijerina were arrested in Sebastian. ... more »
  • 6th Suspect in Alton Murder to be Formally Charged Play Video

    August 13, 2014 12:59 PM

    EDINBURG - The last suspect in an Alton murder case is behind bars. He's expected to be arraigned later today. The crime happened at an Alton convenience store in November 2013. Authorities said a group of men drove up to Jose Luis Gonzalez's vehicle, boxed him in and opened... more »
  • Rio Hondo Man Loses Appeal in Murder Conviction

    August 13, 2014 11:50 AM

    BROWNSVILLE - An appeals court upheld a Rio Hondo man's murder conviction. Eric Christopher Gonzalez was found guilty of murder, aggravated assault, evading arrest and possession of marijuana last year. The charges were the result of a 2011 high-speed chase in Harlingen that ended in a deadly crash. Police... more »
  • Murder Suspects' Vehicle to be Processed Play Video

    August 12, 2014 4:24 PM

    RAYMONDVILLE - Willacy County sheriff's investigators have yet to find out what is inside the vehicle driven by two illegal immigrants charged in the murder of an off-duty Border Patrol agent. Sheriff Larry Spence said his deputies seized the getaway vehicle used by Gustavo Tijerina Sandoval and Ismael Hernandez... more »
  • Murder Suspect Arrested in Mission Play Video

    August 12, 2014 4:19 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - Authorities arrested a man wanted on a murder charge out of Alton. The 28-year-old Mexican national was wanted in the murder of Jose Luis Gonzalez. He is the sixth suspect arrested in the case. Gonzalez was parked at a convenience store in Alton in December... more »
  • Weslaco Murder Suspect Arrested in Dallas Play Video

    August 11, 2014 5:13 PM

    WESLACO - Authorities arrested a Mexican national in the murder of a Weslaco man two years ago. Investigators say Ociel Castaneda, 23, was believed to have fled to Mexico, but they found him in North Texas. Hidalgo County sheriff's investigators say Castaneda was upset over the sale of... more »
  • Murder Suspect Charged After Body Found in Burning Truck

    August 9, 2014 10:56 PM

    PALMVIEW - A suspect has been charged with murder in connection with a body found in a burning truck, and police are searching for one more suspect. Yesterday, u.s. Marshals arrested Anthony Joe Cortinas. He was found in Palmview. Cortinas was charged with murder, his bond set at... more »
  • Honduran Consulate Reaches out to Families of Murder Victims Play Video

    August 7, 2014 6:46 PM

    McALLEN - The Honduran consulate in McAllen is reaching out to the families of three Hondurans killed in Starr County. Vice-Consul Lilian Gomez said she is in constant communication with a man who survived the shooting. She said a fourth Honduran was not in a house-turned-game-room when his brother... more »
  • Arrest Warrant Issued in Starr County Triple Murder Play Video

    August 6, 2014 7:56 PM

    RIO GRANDE CITY - The Starr County Sheriff's Department secured an arrest warrant for a suspect wanted in the murder of three Honduran men. Investigators are looking for 21-year-old Fernando Flores Rodriguez. Officials said the Mexican national was an acquaintance of the three victims. The murders happened over... more »
  • Border Patrol Releases Statement about Agent's Murder Play Video

    August 6, 2014 6:33 PM

    RIO GRANDE VALLEY - Officials with the Border Patrol Rio Grande Valley Sector on Wednesday released a statement on the murder of Agent Javier Vega Jr. A Border Patrols spokesman said they're being told not to speak with the media about Vega or what happened to him. Still, local... more »
  • Murder Suspect Deported Multiple Times Play Video

    August 6, 2014 6:23 PM

    WILLACY COUNTY - One of the men who confessed to killing an off-duty Border Patrol agent had been deported numerous times. Court records show Gustavo Tijernia Sandoval entered the United States illegally at least five times before Sunday's murder. Records show he illegally crossed into the U.S. in... more »
  • Murder Suspect Confesses to Robberies in Cameron County Play Video

    August 6, 2014 6:15 PM

    OLMITO - Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio says a man charged in the murder of an off-duty Border Patrol agent is wanted for other crimes in his county. Lucio said Gustavo Tijerina, 30, confessed to committing at least three armed robberies in his county. Tijerina and alleged accomplice... more »
  • Suspect Arraigned in McAllen Murder Play Video

    August 5, 2014 10:31 PM

    McALLEN - A 28-year-old suspect was arraigned Tuesday night in the murder of a man in McAllen. Douglas Esteban Jasso was charged with murder in the death of Ryan Tyler Sewell, 26. He also was charged with possession of a controlled substance. His bond was set at more... more »
  • Sebastian Family Unknowingly Helps Murder Suspects Play Video

    August 5, 2014 7:42 PM

    SEBASTIAN - A family who helped two suspects accused in the murder of an off-duty Border Patrol agent said they had no idea the men were being sought in the crime. The family said they thought the suspects were just two men in need. They said the incident was... more »
  • Suspects Sought in McAllen Murder Play Video

    August 5, 2014 4:22 PM

    McALLEN - Authorities arrested a 28-year-old suspect in the murder of a man in McAllen. The victim's body was found inside a burning truck. McAllen police say they're still searching for two other suspects. The suspects were identified as Anthony Joe Cortinas and Christopher George Hernandez. Evidence shows... more »
  • Suspects Charged in Agent's Murder Play Video

    August 5, 2014 4:13 PM

    RAYMONDVILLE - Two suspects arrested in the murder of an off-duty Border Patrol agent were arraigned this afternoon in Willacy County. Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence said both men seemed subdued and shocked when they learned the charges against them. Gustavo Tijerina and Ismeal Hernandez Vallejo are charged... more »
  • Live Grenades Found at Murder Scene Play Video

    August 4, 2014 9:23 PM

    RIO GRANDE CITY - Starr County investigators are trying to determine how four live hand grenades ended up in a house where three Honduran men were killed. McAllen police secured the grenades. "They're weapons of mass destruction and they're apparently available," McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez said. ... more »
  • Sheriff: Suspects Confessed to Killing Off-Duty Agent Play Video

    August 4, 2014 7:25 PM

    RAYMONDVILLE - Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence is working with Cameron County investigators to determine if two men accused in the murder of an off-duty federal agent are linked to other crimes. Authorities charged the two Mexican nationals in the murder of Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega Jr. ... more »
  • 2 Charged in Off-Duty Agent's Death

    August 4, 2014 4:27 PM

    WILLACY COUNTY - Authorities charged two Mexican nationals in the murder of an off-duty Border Patrol agent. The suspects are expected to be arraigned Tuesday. Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence identified the agent as Javier Vega Jr. The sheriff said deputies got a call around 8 p.m.... more »
  • Man Arrested in McAllen Murder Case Play Video

    August 4, 2014 1:01 PM

    MCALLEN - A McAllen murder suspect is in custody. Two other suspects are still on the run. Police said they have 28-year-old Douglas Esteban Jasso in custody. According to officers, evidence shows Ryan Tyler Sewell was killed in Jasso's home on Primose Avenue. The murder happened July 17. ... more »
  • McAllen Police Search for Man Wanted for Murder Play Video

    July 26, 2014 8:42 PM

    MCALLEN - Police need your help in locating a man they say was involved in a murder that happened earlier this week. Investigators are looking for Anthony Joe Cortinas. He is a suspect in the murder of Ryan Tyler Sewell. Sewell's body was found in a burning pickup... more »
  • Warrant Issued for Suspect in Murder Play Video

    July 26, 2014 9:15 AM

    MCALLEN - McAllen police are searching for Anthony Joe Cortina. Police tell us he's a suspect in the murder of Ryan Tyler Sewell. Sewell's body was found in a burning pickup truck earlier this week. Police say Cortina is associated with the Texas Chicano Brotherhood gang. Police say... more »
  • Homicide Investigation Leads to Deadly Shootout Play Video

    July 24, 2014 10:58 PM

    EDINBURG - CHANNEL 5 NEWS looks into the murder investigation that preceded a deadly shootout in La Joya. Before a deadly shootout that wounded two police officers and left alleged Texas Syndicate gang member Joaquin Cibrian dead, Edinburg police were investigating a body found in the 2800 block of... more »
  • Cibrian's Girlfriend Could Face Death Penalty Play Video

    July 24, 2014 7:38 PM

    EDINBURG - The girlfriend of a man killed in a shootout with police Tuesday in La Joya went before a judge to face charges in a murder. Alicia Vasquez, 19, was arrested in the murder of a Mexican national in Edinburg. Vasquez's boyfriend, Joaquin Cibrian, 29, was the lead... more »
  • Edinburg Police Arrest Woman with Ties To Cibrian Play Video

    July 24, 2014 11:44 AM

    EDINBURG - Police arrested a 19-year-old woman in the murder of a Mexican national in Edinburg. Police didn't say what roll the woman played in the fatal shooting of Gerardo Omar Melendez, 19. She was arrested Wednesday night and will be arraigned this afternoon. The lead suspect in... more »
  • Deputy Helped Injured Officers During Firefight in La Joya Play Video

    July 23, 2014 7:18 PM

    LA JOYA - A deputy with the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department was providing backup for Edinburg police officers when they came under fire Tuesday in La Joya. Interim Sheriff Jose E. Guerra said the deputy suffered some bruises, but is doing fine. Authorities say Joaquin Cibrian, 29, opened... more »
  • Officer Wounded in La Joya Released from Hospital Play Video

    July 23, 2014 12:33 PM

    McALLEN - One of the two Edinburg police officers wounded during a shootout Tuesday in La Joya was released from a hospital. The officer was shot once in the arm. The second officer remains hospitalized with more serious injuries. Officials say he was shot in the hand, hip... more »
  • Suspect Killed After Shooting 2 Officers in La Joya Play Video

    July 22, 2014 10:24 PM

    LA JOYA - Authorities say the suspect who shot two officers in La Joya was killed after four hours of firefights. Officials identified the suspect as Joaquin Cibrian, 29. They said he shot two Edinburg officers when they tried to serve an arrest warrant. The shooting sparked an... more »
  • Suspect in Officers' Shooting Presumed Dead

    July 22, 2014 9:04 PM

    LA JOYA - Authorities say the suspect who opened fire on officers in La Joya is presumed dead. Officials identified the suspect as Joaquin Cibrian. They say he shot two Edinburg officers. The officers were trying to serve a warrant when they were shot, officials said. The shooting... more »
  • Family Says They Are Closer to Getting Closure in Murder Case Play Video

    July 20, 2014 11:02 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY- A valley family says they're closer to getting closure following the murder of their father. Jose Beraza, 62, died trying to protect his family back in July of 2013. The Hidalgo County Sheriff's office arrested their first suspect, Brandon Gonzalez, two days after the murder. It... more »
  • Woman arrested in connection to homicide Play Video

    July 19, 2014 8:27 PM

    EDINBURG - A woman is in custody in connection to a homicide investigation. Edinburg police tell us the woman was picked up on warrants for capitol murder. 19-year-old Geraldo Omar Melendez was found dead on Wednesday. A neighbor found his body behind a home near highway 107 and... more »
  • It Could Be Weeks Before Murder Suspect Is Returned to Valley Play Video

    July 13, 2014 9:20 PM

    RIO GRANDE VALLEY - It could be weeks before a man wanted for murder in the Rio Grande Valley is extradited back to South Texas. Twenty-four-year-old Roel Aaron Garcia is behind bars in Idaho. Police there arrested Garcia during a botched liquor store robbery. San Juan police... more »
  • Fugitive Wanted in the Valley Now in Police Custody Play Video

    July 12, 2014 10:57 PM

    RIO GRANDE VALLEY - A man wanted for murder here in the Rio Grande Valley is in police custody in another state. The murder suspect that eluded police for nearly a year has an extensive criminal past, here in the Valley. This morning, Nampa, Idaho police responded to a... more »
  • Crisis on the Border Traced to Central America Play Video

    July 11, 2014 2:47 PM

    CENTRAL AMERICA - The crisis on the border can be traced to violence in Central America. A majority of the 52,000 unaccompanied children crossing into the U.S. come from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Many gang members of California street gangs were deported to these countries as the... more »
  • 2 Charged in Hidalgo County Murder Play Video

    July 1, 2014 5:23 PM

    EDINBURG - Two murder suspects are behind bars after almost a year on the run. Investigators say Domingo Gonzalez, 19, and Anthony Moralez were wanted in the killing of Jose Manuel Veraza, 62. The men were arrested over the weekend in Edinburg. Edinburg police said they caught up... more »
  • McAllen Police Capture Murder Suspect Play Video

    June 27, 2014 4:00 PM

    MCALLEN - Police have captured murder suspect, Simon Hernandez. He's charged with the murder of Maria Magdalena Cruz. The 43-year-old woman lived in the 2100 block of West Gumwood Avenue. Police found her body Sunday afternoon. A neighbor says the woman moved in the home about eight... more »
  • Agents Arrest Immigrant Wanted in Murder Play Video

    June 23, 2014 5:27 PM

    WESLACO - Border Patrol agents arrested one illegal immigrant wanted on murder charges. The arrest happened Friday at a ranch near Falfurrias. Records show the Guatemalan man had a warrant on a murder charge in Florida. His extradition is pending. In a separate case, agents stationed in McAllen... more »
  • Man Sentenced in Retired Teacher's Murder

    June 23, 2014 2:31 PM

    EDINBURG - A man convicted of killing a retired teacher was sentenced to 55 years in prison. Investigators said Francisco Javier Rivera stabbed Eduardo Cruz more than 70 times with a pair of scissors in 2008. The victim was found in his bed in his Weslaco home. According to... more »
  • Third Arrest Made in Brownsville Murder Investigation Play Video

    June 18, 2014 2:48 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A third arrest has been made in a murder investigation in Brownsville. Thirty-year-old Gerardo Lozano turned himself in at 1am Wednesday morning. His bond was set at $500,000. The victim was found Saturday, May 17, when officers responded to a call of a body at... more »
  • 3rd Man Arrested in Brownsville Murder Case Play Video

    June 18, 2014 12:58 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A third man is in custody in connection to a Brownsville murder. Police said Gerardo Lozano Jr. turned himself in around 1 a.m. The 30-year-old was charged in the murder of Don Anthony Torres, who was found dead outside his home in May. Lozano's bond was set... more »
  • New Trial for Woman Accused of Killing Father Play Video

    June 17, 2014 5:20 PM

    EDINBURG - A woman accused of killing her father will face a jury once again. Alicia Esquivel Delgado was charged with murder in August, 2013, in the beating death of her father in McAllen. Her first trial ended last week in a mistrial after the jury could not... more »
  • 2 Suspects Arrested in Brownsville Murder Play Video

    June 17, 2014 1:02 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Brownsville police arrested two men in connection with a May murder. On May 17, police got a call about a possible body on the 6800 block of El Largo. Responding officers found the body of 27-year-old Don Anthony Torres in front of his home. An autopsy showed... more »
  • Cameron County DA Awaits Killer's Extradition Play Video

    June 16, 2014 7:55 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - The Cameron County district attorney is pushing for the speedy extradition of a convicted killer. District Attorney Luis Saenz says murderer Amit Livingston could be extradited from India in six months. Saenz said he is relieved to know Livingston is in custody in India. "He was... more »
  • Brownsville Standoff Suspect Officially Charged Play Video

    June 16, 2014 10:41 AM

    BROWNSVILLE - The bond for the Brownsville standoff suspect was set at $3.5 million. Marco Gonzalez was arraigned while still at the hospital. He's facing charges of murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault of a public servant and aggravated kidnapping. The 31-year-old is being treated for... more »
  • Suspect Wanted in Attempted Murder Play Video

    June 9, 2014 9:20 PM

    PHARR - Police are searching for a suspect in the attempted murder of a woman in Pharr. The man, Carlos Navarrete, 29, allegedly slashed the woman's neck Monday afternoon. The attack happened at approximately 1 p.m. in the 1100 block of Prosperidad Drive. Police say they're not sure... more »
  • Shooting Suspect Charged with Murder Play Video

    June 6, 2014 4:16 PM

    EDINBURG - A 33-year-old man is behind bars accused of fatally shooting his wife. The suspect, Abel Javier Sanchez, went before a judge Friday afternoon. He was charged with first-degree murder. Investigators say Sanchez and his wife, Daniela Ramos, got into an argument before the shooting. The incident... more »
  • Neighborhood Reacts to Deadly Standoff in Brownsville Play Video

    June 5, 2014 4:24 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Residents of a Brownsville neighborhood are in shock after a deadly standoff. Police said Marco A. Gonzalez, a sergeant jailer with the Cameron County Sheriff's Office, shot and killed fellow jailer Ivan Reyes. They said he also held his ex-girlfriend, jail Nurse Monica L. Robles, hostage for... more »
  • Brownsville Neighborhood on Edge after Deadly Standoff Play Video

    June 4, 2014 11:11 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Residents of a neighborhood where a gunman held police at bay for nearly eight hours Wednesday recalled the harrowing events. The incident began when police got a call of shots fired at a home at the corner of Orchid Path and Raintree Path. Area residents were... more »
  • Parents Knew Little about Son's Fate Play Video

    June 4, 2014 11:08 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - The parents of a man killed in Brownsville say they waited all day to get answers from police. Carlos and Marissa Reyes are devastated over the loss of their son. They say they knew their son was in the house where a standoff happened because the suspect... more »
  • Suspect Named in Murder Investigation Play Video

    June 2, 2014 4:26 PM

    DONNA - Hidalgo County sheriff's investigators released the name of a suspect in a murder north of Donna. The suspect is Jesus Daniel Romero Garcia, 36. Authorities say he may be driving a black Volkswagen Jetta with license plate BSY-4783. The shooting happened early Monday morning off Minnesota... more »
  • Two Men Charged With Shooting Police Officer

    May 22, 2014 2:54 PM

    EDINBURG - Two men are now formally charged for their role in the shooting of an Edinburg police officer, last month. Margarito Barrientos and Julio Delira were charged with attempted capital murder. They both face up to life in prison. An Edinburg officer responded to what he... more »
  • Murder Suspect Now Facing Charges Identified in 2011 Play Video

    May 20, 2014 8:29 AM

    EDINBURG - The man accused of killing an Edinburg school district administrator in 2005 is back in the Rio Grande Valley to face charges. Claudio Alberto Morales is in the Hidalgo County jail. The 41-year-old will face charges almost a decade after the murder of Arturo Noe Sanchez. Edinburg... more »
  • Teen Avoids Lengthy Sentence in Deadly Smuggling Case Play Video

    May 19, 2014 7:39 PM

    EDINBURG - A 17-year-old reached a deal with prosecutors on Monday that will keep him from spending the rest of his life in prison. His guilty plea in the death of nine illegal immigrants will get him a maximum of 20 years behind bars. Junior Benjamin Rodriguez was 15... more »
  • Suspect to Stand Trial for 2005 Killing Play Video

    May 19, 2014 7:32 PM

    EDINBURG - A man arrested in El Paso on bank robbery charges will go on trial in the Rio Grande Valley for the 2005 murder of an Edinburg man. Claudio Alberto Morales, 41, will stand trial for Arturo Noe Sanchez's death. Police said the alleged killer took cash and... more »
  • Suspect in 2005 Murder Arrested

    May 19, 2014 3:12 PM

    EDINBURG - A man wanted for a 2005 murder is in the Hidalgo County Jail. Claudio Alberto Morales was charged in the murder of longtime educator Arturo Noe Sanchez. Sanchez's body was found inside his McAllen home in December 19, 2005. Sanchez was an administrator with the Edinburg school... more »
  • Teen Charged with Murder in Smoke Shop Shooting Play Video

    May 5, 2014 12:59 PM

    PHARR - A 16-year-old is facing a murder charge, while his accomplice remains on the run. Police said three men took part in a botched armed robbery in Pharr Friday morning. When the men broke into the Deuce's Smoke Shop, the owner shot one of the men. The 18-year-old... more »
  • 2 Suspects in McAllen Shooting in Custody

    May 2, 2014 3:39 PM

    MCALLEN - Two people were arrested in connection with last Friday's murder in McAllen. A 29-year-old man from Pharr and his 32-year-old girlfriend are in custody. Police said the woman owns one of the vehicles spotted at the crime scene. The man is facing a charge of murder. The... more »
  • Gamehaus Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty Play Video

    May 2, 2014 1:10 PM

    EDINBURG - One of the men linked to the Gamehaus Gastro Pub shooting pleaded not guilty in court. Manuel Jimenez Sanchez is accused of being involved in the death of 24-year-old Daniel Avila. The shooting happened outside the bar on January 31. Gamehaus is located near 23rd Street and... more »
  • Man Sentenced for Execution-Style Murder Play Video

    May 2, 2014 1:09 PM

    MISSION - A man convicted of killing a Mission woman will spend the next 50 years in prison. Aaron Gonzalez signed a confession, admitting to shooting Christine Kalifa during an argument. The murder happened in April 2012. Her body was found near Mile 2 ½ and Moorefield Road. She... more »
  • Alamo Police Search for Murder Suspect Play Video

    April 25, 2014 5:16 PM

    ALAMO - Police are searching for a suspect in a murder case. Investigators believe the man may be hiding with friends or family in the area. Police said the suspect, Roel Aaron Garcia, 24, killed Daniel Perez, 21, after an argument. The murder happened in November, 2013. ... more »
  • Alamo Murder Suspect Still at Large

    April 25, 2014 11:20 AM

    ALAMO - Alamo police need your help tracking down the man wanted in a 4-month-old murder case. Officers said they believe 24-year-old Roel Aaron Garcia is still in the Rio Grande Valley and maybe hiding with friends or family. He's been on the run since November. Investigators said... more »
  • 2 Charged in Deadly Stabbing Play Video

    April 22, 2014 7:40 PM

    EDINBURG - Two men were charged with murder in a case of alleged road rage that claimed the life of one man and injured two others. Misael Isai Silva, 25, and Daniel Nordhausen, 24, faced a judge Tuesday afternoon. Both were charged with murder and aggravated assault with a... more »
  • Police: DNA Links Suspect to Murder Play Video

    April 14, 2014 8:32 PM

    WESLACO - A single cigarette butt will be a key piece of evidence in a Weslaco murder case. Christopher Garcia, 32, is accused of killing Ernesto Ramos more than three years ago. Police arrested Garcia last week. Police outlined some of their case in an affidavit of probable cause.... more »

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