Man charged with two counts of murder for hit-and-run accident that killed pregnant teen
POSTED: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 11:52am
UPDATED: Friday, December 27, 2013 - 8:55am
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — El Paso Police have arrested and charged 38-year-old Ruben Cazares of Socorro, TX with two counts of murder following a hit-and-run accident during an illegal drug transaction November 19, that killed a pregnant teenager.
Police say that Cazares, of the 200 block of Brown in Socorro was meeting with 18-year-old Alma Reaux, who was thirteen weeks pregnant at the time of the incident, near her home at 200 W. California at approximately 12:59 p.m.
Alma Reaux, 18
Police say that Cazares was meeting Reaux in front of her home to complete an illegal drug transaction. During the course of the transaction, the two began arguing and Cazares allegedly drove his SUV over Reaux. She was transported to the hospital where her and her 13-week-old fetus died later that evening.
Cazares was charged with two counts of Murder and his bond was set at $500,000 for each count, a total of $1,000,000 bond. Police say the investigation continues.