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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:55 PM

Border agent indicted for capital murder in 4 Texas deaths

JAMIE STENGLE Dec 5, 2018 Updated 14 hrs ago

DALLAS (AP) A U.S. Border Patrol agent who confessed to killing four sex workers told investigators he wanted to "clean up the streets" of his Texas border hometown, a prosecutor said Wednesday while announcing that a grand jury had indicted the man for capital murder.

Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz said he will seek the death penalty for the September slayings and that evidence presented to the grand jury showed Juan David Ortiz killed the women "in a cold, callous and calculating way."

Alaniz said Ortiz, 35, believed law enforcement didn't do enough to curb prostitution, so he was "doing a service" by killing the women.

"By day, he was a family man. The evidence shows that he was a supervisor, that he would go about his daily activities like anybody here. He appeared normal by all accounts and circumstances," Alaniz said. "At the nighttime, he was somebody else hunting the streets ... for this community of people and arbitrarily deciding who he was going to kill next."


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