2nd suspect charged in death of El Paso County sheriff's deputy
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EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The girlfriend of a man charged in the fatal shooting of a Texas sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop has also been charged in the officer’s death, authorities said.

An arrest affidavit alleges that Arlene Pina, 20, can be heard on police video saying “beat that (expletive)” in Spanish after her boyfriend, Facundo Chavez, started striking El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Peter Herrera following the gunshots.

“At the time (of the shooting), we released the passenger, because we were not sure of her involvement in the case,” said Sheriff Richard Wiles. “However, after some really great detective work by our supervisors and detectives out of our Crimes Against Persons section, we were able to establish and believe that that female was actively involved — even though she didn’t pull the trigger — in the death of Deputy Herrera.”

Pina was charged with capital murder on Saturday and is jailed on $1 million bond. Online jail records don’t list an attorney for her.

Chavez, 27, was charged with capital murder after being accused of firing 15 shots at Herrera in March after the deputy asked Chavez to exit a car in San Elizario, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southeast of El Paso.

Herrera died two days later.

Pina originally told investigators there was a third person in the vehicle and blamed the shooting on that person, which was proven false by dashcam film. She subsequently admitted to investigators that she fabricated the story.

An arrest affidavit shows that Pina also told investigators that she “wanted to get out of the vehicle because (Chavez) told her that he was going to shoot the cop.”

But Chavez alleged that Pina tried to take Herrera’s handgun, according to the affidavit. Investigators said that the blood on Pina’s hands revealed that she had contact with the deputy during the course of the assault.

Wiles noted that Pina and Chavez should both be held accountable and receive the maximum penalty.

“Quite frankly, I believe that both individuals should be subject to the death penalty because I believe strongly this is a death penalty case,” he said.



Comments:
This is so sad this officer lost his life the people responsible need to pay with their lives also sad because this officer(a Hero) his family will be without him and the familys of the two suspects will have to watch as they are lead away to die (but they earned it) people don't think any more they just act most are being raised without the Bible and no Prayer in the home please people raise your kids so you don't have to watch the state correct them when I worked at the jail I saw so many people come in the jail that had never heard the word NO they would freak out when some one told them no temper tantrum by adults even more disturbing when I worked as a school resource officer children at the school who had gotten into trouble the parents where called to pick them up and acted worse than the child I have had to arrest parents showing out at the school no wonder the child acts that way Wake Up America before your child is lead away to the death chamber bring them up in the way they should go give them the word of God tell them about Jesus
Posted by Cracker lawson at 5/18/2019 11:03:11 AM

Fast trials and short ropes.
Posted by Jf at 5/26/2019 2:43:55 AM

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