A man was indicted on Friday on a charge of capital murder that carries a potential death sentence for the alleged murder of five neighbours in Texas after several of them complained that gunfire was keeping a newborn awake.
Francisco Oropeza, a 38-year-old Mexican national who had been deported numerous times in the years prior to the attack in April outside Houston, is a Mexican national and the prosecution has not yet decided whether to seek the death sentence against him.
What Happened To Francisco Oropeza?
Todd Dillon, the district attorney for San Jacinto County, stated, “I think it’s a little early for us to make that call.” In August, Oropeza is due to appear in court. His attorney, Anthony Osso, stated that his client will enter a not guilty plea.
There is no surprise because we anticipated the capital indictment, according to Osso. “Many people who are in favour of Mr. Oropeza’s character have gotten in touch with us. He was highly esteemed in this community and frequently assisted others with various house maintenance chores. He was a go-to person when you needed assistance.
On April 28, according to the police, Oropeza burst into his neighbor’s home after being ordered to cease fire his AR-15-style gun by his neighbours because a baby was attempting to fall asleep. All five victims, including the nine-year-old kid, were from Honduras. A neighbour who lived across the street claimed that Oropeza had threatened to kill his dog when it escaped and chased the pit bull in his truck a few months prior to the shooting.
Where The Shooting Took Place?
About 45 miles north of Houston, in the little rural hamlet of Cleveland, a shooting took place. After the shooting, according to police, Oropeza fled the area, sparking a massive manhunt that took days to find Oropeza despite the efforts of more than 250 cops, drones, and scent-tracking dogs as well as a $80,000 reward.
Near Conroe, about 20 miles from the house where the shooting occurred, Oropeza was eventually taken into custody.
Charges of obstructing the capture or prosecution of a known felon have also been brought against Oropeza’s domestic partner and one of his associates.