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    Trump...shut the whole border down now!

    Return their UAC's within 48 hours!
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    Salvadoran Accused of 4 Nevada Killings Worked for 2 Victims

    Salvadoran accused of 4 Nevada killings worked for 2 victims

    RENO, Nev. — A 19-year-old Salvadoran man suspected of being in the country illegally was charged Monday with killing four people in Nevada, including a couple who employed him as a landscaper at their Reno home where he fatally shot them with a gun he stole from them earlier, authorities said.

    Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman told investigators he used a .22-caliber revolver stolen from the property of 81-year-old Gerald David and 80-year-oldSharon David less than two weeks before he killed them on Jan. 16.

    "The lady was coming out. I got scared and shot at her,"Martinez-Guzman is quoted telling a Washoe County detective in an affidavit filed in Reno on Monday. It alleged that he first broke into"out buildings" or a trailer on the sprawling David property on Jan. 3 and Jan. 4 and made off with a cache of rifles and the handgun.

    Martinez-Guzman had worked for a landscaping company at the Davids'property for four months, ending last July. It was not immediately clear if the job linked him to two women he is accused of killing in nearby Gardnerville.

    The affidavit was used to obtain an arrest warrant for Martinez-Guzman, who was arrested Jan. 19 in Carson City and is jailed there on charges that he possessed weapons and other items stolen from the Davids and sold jewelry belonging to Gerald David and another victim.

    Martinez-Guzman admitted also killing Gerald David, and the affidavit alleges that his DNA was found on the .22-caliber gun also used to kill Connie Koontz and Sophia Renken in their homes. Koontz was found dead Jan. 10. Renken's body was found Jan. 13.

    The Davids were prominent Reno Rodeo Association members, and Martinez-Guzman is accused of possessing several Western-style belt buckles bearing their names stolen from their home.

    Someone using an Apple account belonging to Martinez-Guzman's mother tried to activate an Apple watch stolen from Koontz, the affidavit said.

    The mother, identified in the affidavit as Sonia Guzman, hasn't been charged with a crime. She was questioned by immigration authorities following her son's arrest and was given a hearing date, Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said.

    Guzman was the registered owner of a 2006 BMW 325i that Martinez-Guzman was driving when he was arrested, and in which authorities say they found the murder weapon.

    The .22-caliber revolver was recovered from the car, and the affidavit said a .22-caliber bullet with DNA matching Martinez-Guzman was found on the kitchen floor at the David home.

    Douglas County District Attorney Mark Jackson told reporters Monday that investigators in Douglas and Washoe counties had "a high level of confidence" that Martinez-Guzman acted alone in the killings.

    Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks refused to comment on his immigration status.

    President Donald Trump tweeted a week ago that the four killings in Nevada showed the need for his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall, which was at the center of the federal government shutdown.

    "What someone's status is in this country has nothing to do with how we are proceeding in this case," Hicks told reporters Monday. "We are looking to hold an alleged murderer accountable for the murders he committed. That's all."

    Hicks said it would be more than a month before prosecutors decide whether to pursue the death penalty against Martinez-Guzman.

    The 30-day clock on that decision deadline doesn't begin until he's formally arraigned in district court on the murder charges along with five burglary charges added in the new criminal complaint.

    Hicks said they intend to extradite Martinez-Guzman to Washoe County to face those charges as soon as possible and that he will be held without bail in the county jail in Reno but that his initial arraignment in Reno Justice Court has not yet been scheduled.

    He's currently being held in the Carson City jail on the theft and burglary charges on $500,000 bail. His appointed public defense attorney there, Karin Kreizenbeck, has declined comment.

    Furlong said earlier that Martinez-Guzman's only known contact with authorities was a speeding ticket last February.

    Each of the district attorneys told reporters during a news conference in Reno on Monday they would co-prosecute the case personally as their "highest priority."

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/salvadoran-accused-of-4-nevada-killings-worked-for-2-victims/ar-BBSQN3y
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    Did his illegal alien mother bring him here as a "baby"? If so, she needs to be deported now!


    NO DACA, NO PATH TO STAY FOR THESE ILLEGAL ALIENS...NO AMNESTY! HOW MANY MORE THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN'S NEED TO BE MURDERED IN COLD BLOOD BEFORE WE DEPORT THE 25 MILLION OF THEM!!!

    How does an illegal alien afford a BMW?

    These landscape companies need to be raided, employers fined and jailed!!!

    He had a "speeding ticket last February" and was NOT deported! Blood on the State of Nevada's hand for FOUR murders!

    Should not be in our country, driving our roads, and whose name was the car registered in.

    THIS IS INFURATING!!!!

    SHUT THAT DAMN BORDER DOWN.

    THOUSANDS MORE POURING OVER OUR BORDER EVERY WEEK PEOPLE!
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    Death penalty to be sought for illegal immigrant in Nevada killings

    By Max Michor Las Vegas Review-Journal
    March 14, 2019 - 10:38 am


    Updated March 14, 2019 - 4:50 pm

    Prosecutors in Douglas and Washoe counties will seek the death penalty for a 20-year-old undocumented immigrant accused of killing four people in Northern Nevada.

    “We reserve the death penalty for the worst of the worst,” Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks said at a news conference Thursday. “We use it sparingly.”

    Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman was indicted Wednesday on 10 counts of burglary, robbery, possession of a stolen weapon and murder.

    Martinez-Guzman, an immigrant from El Salvador who entered the country illegally, is accused of shooting and killing Gerald David, 81, and his wife, Sharon, 80, in Reno and Connie Koontz, 56, and Sophia Renken, 74, in Gardnerville.

    The shootings occurred during a weeklong robbery spree in January, authorities said.

    Martinez-Guzman faces charges in both Washoe and Douglas Counties but was transferred to Washoe first to face the murder charges there.

    The Washoe County district attorney’s office sought a grand jury indictment to expedite the trial against Martinez-Guzman, who waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

    “This is a priority because of the victims, the victims’ families and the community,” Hicks said at a news conference held after Martinez-Guzman’s indictment was announced

    Douglas County District Attorney Jackson said both offices were in contact with the victims’ families, who agreed with the decision.

    Both offices considered Martinez-Guzman’s age and lack of criminal record when deliberating on the decision. His immigration status was not considered, Hicks said, adding that the offices were not aware of whether Martinez-Guzman had any criminal record outside the United States.

    “After weighing all of the aggravating circumstances and all of the known mitigating circumstances, it was our decision that we would proceed with the death penalty,” Jackson said.

    https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/...lings-1617933/
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    Another take on the same title.

    Death penalty sought for Salvadoran in Nevada killings


    By SCOTT SONNER
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    FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019 file photo, Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman, 19, of El Salvador, is escorted into the courtroom for his initial appearance in Carson City Justice Court in Carson City, Nev. A grand jury has indicted Martinez-Guzman on murder charges in the killing of four northern Nevadans in January. The district attorneys for Washoe and Douglas counties scheduled a news conference in Reno Thursday, March 14, 2019, to provide an update on the case, including their decision on whether to seek the death penalty for Martinez-Guzman.(AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)


    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Prosecutors said Thursday they will seek the death penalty against a 20-year-old Salvadoran immigrant in the U.S. illegally who has been charged with killing four people in Nevada, including an elderly couple.

    Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman is being prosecuted in Reno after authorities said he fatally shot the couple in their Reno home and two women in their homes south of Carson City during a 10-day crime rampage in January.

    The case has drawn the attention of President Donald Trump, who says it shows the need for his proposed border wall.

    Immigration status had nothing to do with the decision to pursue capital punishment in the case, according to district attorneys Chris Hicks of Washoe County and Mark Jackson of Douglas County, co-prosecutors in the case.

    “His immigration status was not even discussed at all,” Jackson said.

    Hicks said Martinez-Guzman would be eligible for the death penalty because of aggravating circumstances that include the killing of more than one person during the commission of felonies aimed at obtaining money and other property.

    His young age and absence of any prior criminal history in the U.S. and El Salvador were also considered, the prosecutor said.

    A grand jury indicted Martinez-Guzman on Wednesday on murder, burglary and weapon charges. He could enter a plea to those counts at his first appearance in state court, scheduled April 11.

    He has been held without bail in the county jail in Reno after being charged in previous criminal complaints. He was arrested Jan. 19.

    His public defense attorney, John Arrascada, did not immediately respond Thursday to messages seeking comment.

    Federal officials have said Martinez-Guzman is in the U.S. illegally but they don’t know how or when he crossed the border.

    The four slaying victims include Gerald David, 81, and his 80-year-old wife, Sharon David, a prominent Reno Rodeo Association couple who had employed Martinez-Guzman as a landscaper at their house last summer.

    Police say they were shot with a .22-caliber handgun that Martinez-Guzman stole from them less than two weeks earlier.

    Court documents allege that Martinez-Guzman’s DNA was found on the same gun that was also used to kill Connie Koontz and Sophia Renken in their homes.

    Martinez-Guzman was arrested in Carson City, where he also faces a series of weapons and burglary charges.

    Hicks said prosecutors presented witnesses and an “extraordinary amount of evidence” during the grand jury proceeding Wednesday aimed at bypassing a preliminary hearing.

    “We believe we cut off several months of time that would have been spent in Justice Court,” Hicks said, noting the victims’ families supported the strategy.

    Jackson said it’s the first time he has sought the death penalty in the 12 years he’s been the district attorney in Douglas County. Hicks said it’s the fourth time it’s been sought in more than 10 years in Washoe County.

    “We reserve the death penalty for the worst of the worst,” Hicks said.

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    Carry it out at sunrise. No sitting on death row for 40 years at our expense!
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