Just three weeks after an illegal immigrant murdered a California police officer, authorities in Nevada say 19-year-old Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman, also an illegal immigrant, was arrested in Carson City on Saturday the 19th of January in connection to four murders in northern Nevada.
Currently, Martinez-Guzman is being held in Carson City Detention Facility on charges related to burglary, possession of stolen property, and his status as an illegal alien. During a news conference on Sunday, police said that they possess evidence that would link the man to four homicides, and that murder charges would be coming soon.
Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong told reporters that ICE relayed to his office that Martinez-Guzman had been in Carson City, Nevada for about a year and that he was in the country illegally.
According to police, the victims of the homicides were Gerald David, 81, and his 80-year-old wife Sherri. Both were found shot to death inside their Reno home last week. 74 year-old Sophia Renken and 56 year-old Connie Koontz were also found dead in their homes close to Gardnerville, Nevada earlier this month.
Prior to the killings, many residents of this community were used to leaving their doors unlocked. That all changed after the series of murders instilled intense fear in residents throughout the rural community in southern Reno.
The arrest of Martinez-Guzman is likely to bring some much needed relief to northern Nevada residents who have been on edge since the murders.
Sherriff Deputies in Carson City were still carrying out a search of Martinez-Guzman’s residence on Sunday afternoon.
This story highlights the profound need to address the problem of illegal immigration in this country. Less than a month ago, Newman, California Police Officer Ronil Singh was murdered in cold blood by 32-year-old illegal immigrant and Mexican gang-member, Gustavo Perez Arriaga.
After evading arrest for some time, it was later revealed that seven people, family members, and friends, helped Arriaga to hide from police following the murder of Corporal Singh.
Erasmo Villegas, 36, Bernabe Madrigal Castaneda, 59, Maria Luisa Moreno, 57, Arriga’s brothers Adrian and Conrado Virgen, coworker Erik Quiroz, and girlfriend Ana Leyde Cervantes were all arrested for helping him dodge police. Following their jail sentences let’s hope that they are all deported.
We don’t need or want these people in the United States. If the murder of 4 senior citizens in their homes and one police officer by illegal immigrants in less than a month isn’t indicative of a national emergency, I don’t know what is.
Build the Wall.