August 30, 2009

Illegal alien brothers charged in Houston doc’s slaying

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“Both of the brothers now in jail are illegal immigrants. Santollo is a legal U.S. citizen, Martin said. The warrant charging Cristobal Galvan Cerna with sexual assault of a child accuses him of having sex with a 14-year-old girl on June 1, records show. “

Houston Chronicle

Illegal alien brothers charged in Houston doc’s slaying

Investigators trying to determine who might have gunned down a prominent Houston doctor at his Bellville ranch last weekend didn’t have to look very far to get a break in the case. — On Friday, they charged two brothers of the physician’s ranch hand with murder and announced they were also looking for the men’s cousin…

Gunfire was exchanged

The ambush happened around noon Aug. 22 as Gonzalez arrived in a vehicle at his ranch in the 6400 block of South Sycamore Crossing, along with his 29-year-old pregnant wife, their 18-month-old son and the ranch hand, Martin said. The ranch hand was in the vehicle with the family, Martin said.

“They exchanged gunshots with the doctor,” Martin said. “The doctor was struck several times. During the incident, the wife was on the telephone with 911, talking to the Austin County dispatcher.”

The ranch hand was shot, with a bullet piercing his arm and lodging in his torso, but investigators provided no details on how that happened. The doctor’s wife, Charleen Chuke Gonzalez, hid in an undisclosed location inside the home with the couple’s young son while calling 911, officers said.

The intruders fled in a white 1999 Ford F-150 pickup and a dark red Honda Civic, officials said.

Someone in the truck shot at a Bellville police officer who encountered both vehicles at an intersection, officers said. MORE HERE.