Border Patrol Agent Pleads Not Guilty To Killing 4 Sex Workers

Family and friends of the four women allegedly killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent gathered for a candlelight vigil at a park in downtown Laredo, Texas, in September. Juan David Ortiz has pleaded not guilty to charges of capital murder.

Juan David Ortiz, a supervisor in the U.S. Border Patrol, wanted to “clean the streets,” he says. Ortiz is accused of killing four women, and prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty.

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