Death penalty for man accused of killing five Hondurans in Texas; is what the prosecution will look for

Domingo Castilla (left), Francisco Oropesa (center), 7 Divimara Lamar Nava.

Photo: San Jacinto County / Courtesy

HOUSTON – The San Jacinto County Prosecutor's Office announced Wednesday that it will seek to toughen the crimes charged against Francisco Oropesa, so that he faces the death penalty if found guilty of the shooting in Cleveland, Texas, that claimed the lives of five Honduran nationals, including an eight-year-old boy.

The victims were shot to death "almost execution style."

According to San Jacinto County prosecutor Roberto Freyer, he is reviewing with the Police whether it is possible to increase the severity of the cases. “We believe so and we want to maintain that what he committed was an aggravated homicide,” Freyer said.

Freyer also said that the bail for each of the crimes charged to Oropesa rose to $1.5 million, bringing the total amount to $7.5 million.

The prosecutor revealed that there are two people considered of interest, Domingo Castilla and Divimara Lamar Nava, who are being investigated for their possible role in Oropesa's escape attempt.

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