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Verdict Issues in Murder of 11-Month-Old

Tonight we have the final verdict in the trial against a man accused of murdering his girlfriend’s baby– A baby boy only 11 months old. The jury delivirated for less than two hours before declaring Johnny Palomo guilty. Fox News, Alexia Chavero has been following this case for days. She joins us with more. Fox news has been inside the auxiliary courtroom a for days bringing you the details for this trial. Just hours ago, Johnny Palomas was found guilty on three counts, capital murder, murder, and injury to a child. This was Johnny Palomo’s reaction after listening to...

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UTRGV Student Claims Sexual Assault on Campus

Brownsville (KFXV) –A UTRGV student claims to have been sexually assaulted walking home from the library. It happened Tuesday night at around midnight near the 1900 block of University Blvd and Ringgold Road. The student told police a man tried to start a conversation with her, but when she ignored him, he got out of his truck and groped her. She managed to ran away. The man is said to be young and Hispanic, around 5’2”, with dark eyes, short hair, wearing a red t-shirt, blue jeans, and driving pickup. Anyone with information is asked to call Brownsville Crime...

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51-Year-Old Man Charged in Fatal Donna Shooting

A 51-year-old man is charged in connection to a Donna Shooting that left one dead this Monday afternoon. The main suspect in the fatal shooting was arrested last night and remains behind bars after being charged with murder. The accused, identified as 51-year-old, Benito Hernandez-Uvalle, charged with murder and attempted murder, both a first and second degree felony. His bond was set at $,750,000. Hernandez-Uvalle was arrested Wednesday night. On Monday around 3 p.m. officers responded to a car crash on the Eastbound lane of the 200 block of West Frontage Road. Upon arrival, police found 38-year-old Pedro Lopez...

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Port Isabel Man Arrested For Drug Possession

Port Isabel (KFXV) — Agents seize over 3000 grams of drugs. A special k9 investigation unit stopped Ismael Garza for a traffic violation and found cocaine, crack cocaine, and synthetic marijuana in his car. Garza consented to a search of his home located at 2300 block of Old Port Isabel Rd. Over 2800 grams of synthetic marijuana, around 8 grams of cocaine and crack-cocaine, 4 ounces of marijuana, guns and cash were seized during the investigation. Garza received multiple charges. Recommended: Very Heavy Traffic Expected on SPI 2 Die on July 4th Weekend at SPI Port Isabel Neighborhood Robbed...

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Willacy County Files Suit Against Private Prison

Willacy County (KFXV) — A lawsuit is filed against a private prison company where Local Government Corporation alleges the Willacy County Prison was forced to close because of its failure to meet its most basic obligations, according to the contract. The lawsuit filed Wednesday, claims the private prison company failed to oversee and repair problems– which eventually led to the closure of the prison. Willacy County Local Government Corporation filing the lawsuit alleging that private prison company, ‘Management & Training Corporation’– also known as MTC– whom they partnered with, did not follow contract procedures. According to Willacy County’s management...

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Students Left in Limbo With UTRGV Probation

The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley still making headlines–on probation for 12 months The issue could put at risk the future of many students and employees. The 12-month probation could not only put at risk the university’s reputation but also affect students. UTRGV President, Guy Bailey notified on Tuesday that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on colleges placed the University of Texas – Rio Grande Calley on probation. The news, already causing concern among some students who want to pursue higher education. In a statement, Bailey attributes timing issues involved with the development of...

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Federal Agencies Open New Detention Center in Donna

Donna (KFXV) — Federal agencies came together today for the opening of a new detention center for illegal immigrants. The facility will house up to 500 people and officials say they will expand if necessary. Custom and Border Protection Commissioner, Gil Kerlikoski lead a press conference and tour of the faciclities today, saying all who arrive and are detained at the center will be treated with respect and in a humane way. Border Patrol has indicated their has been a rise in the amount of people and families coming in through our border and the need for this new...

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Los Fresnos Police Identify Suspect in Murder of Woman

Los Fresnos (KFXV) — Los Fresnos police confirming tonight the identity of the suspect who they say shot and killed his wife after a domestic dispute. 28 year old, Joel Alex Sandante is accused of shooting, 34 year old, Erica Sandante in the chest at their home on the 400 block of Quinta Street. She was transported to the hospital but, died due to her injuries. Fox news has learned Sandante has been a Los Fresnos I.S.D. Police officer since 2012. Local police have handed over the investigation to the texas rangers to prevent any conflict of interest. He...

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Father Charged in Death of 7-Month-Old

Edinburg (KFXV) — The father of the 7 month old baby found dead Monday is charged with capital murder. As we reported his parents called police and told them their child was unconscious. When police arrived, they found him dead. investigators say there were no signs of foul play but the autopsy revealed the infant died due to blunt force trauma to the head. 29 year old, Eduardo Bazan became ill after being arrested and was taken to a local hospital where he remains. When released, he will be transported to the Hidalgo County Jail and will be held...

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Forensic Pathologist Takes Stand in Infant Murder Case

Edinburg (kfxv) — Hidalgo County Forensic Pathologist testifying in the case of the 11 month old child saying his death likely caused by a blow to the head or being slammed against an object. Forensic Pathologist, Norma Jean Farley says while conducting the autopsy on the minor she discovered the baby suffered from pneumonia– an illness which causes major discomfort in children leading to constant crying. From injuries on the minor’s head, arm, chest, mouth, and eyes to major bleeding in the brain and injuries not visible at plain sight. Step by step, Forensic Pathologist Jean Farley described the...

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Man Faces Judge in Death of 11-Month-Old

Hidalgo County (KFXV) — The case of an 11 month old baby’s death returns to a courtroom. The minor died from blunt force trauma to the head. His mother was sentenced to 20 years in prison and now a second person faces a judge in this investigation. The baby’s family met at the Hidalgo County courthouse once more looking for justice. Today Johnny Palomo stood before a judge. Palomo is facing charges for capital murder and several counts of injury to a child. Palomo is identified by investigators as the boyfriend of the baby’s mother. Just 5 month ago,...

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Parents Interrogated in Death of 7-Month-Old

Edinburg (KFXV)–The parents of a 7 month old baby who died yesterday are being interrogated. We reported first on Fox, that the parents called police and told them their child was unconscious but, when police arrived the baby was already dead. According to police, there were no signs of foul play but ordered an autopsy report and it revealed the infant girl’s death was caused by blunt force trauma to the head. The father says he fell asleep on top of the infant. The 29 year old male, is charged with capital murder but arraignment is pending. Recommended: Authorities...

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