LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A South Texas prosecutor says he’ll seek the death penalty for a U.S. Border Patrol supervisor who investigators say killed a woman with whom he was romantically involved and their 1-year-old child.
Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz said in a statement Wednesday that he’ll seek capital punishment for 29-year-old Ronald Anthony Burgos-Aviles.
His statement came after a grand jury indicted Burgos-Aviles on two counts of capital murder.
Burgos-Aviles is being held without bond in the Webb County jail. Online court and jail records don’t indicate whether he has an attorney.
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He had claimed to find the body of Grizelda Hernandez at a Laredo park while on patrol April 9. The child’s body was found nearby. Both died of stab wounds.
Authorities have not revealed a motive for the killings.