Illegal alien charged with murder of 57-year-old grandmother in Texas

An illegal alien has been charged with the murder of a 57-year-old grandmother at a residence in La Marque, Texas.

Carlos Lara-Balcazar, a 34-year-old illegal alien, was arrested and charged this week in Texas with the murder of Maria Rios, a 57-year-old mother of three daughters and grandmother of four grandchildren.

According to La Marque police, Lara-Balcazar was initially charged with tampering with evidence in connection with Rios’ murder. Lara-Balcazar, however, has since been charged with her murder after police claimed evidence in a nearby dumpster made her their prime suspect.

One of Rios’ daughters, Cynthia Espindola, told KHOU 11 News that her mother “loved everyone” and “was the voice of the family.”

“The one who brought the family together,” Espindola said of her mother. “I just can’t believe someone could be so evil to do something to a woman who just didn’t deserve it.”

Lara-Balcazar is being held at the Galveston County Jail where Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) placed a detainee on him. The inmate requests that if Lara-Balcazar is released from local custody at any time, he will be turned over to ICE officers for arrest and deportation.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at Follow him on Twitter here.


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