Updated at 5 p.m. with comments from Rep. Beto O'Rourke and at 6 p.m. with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus vowing to investigate. The White House and the Department of Homeland Security on Friday called the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl while in Border Patrol custody "tragic" but firmly placed responsibility on the father's decision to cross the border illegally.The girl, identified as Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin, according to The Associated Press, had crossed into the U.S. with a large group of migrants in a remote stretch of New Mexico and died of dehydration and shock. Flown by helicopter to an El Paso hospital after becoming ill, she was initially revived but died early Dec. 8.The death has caused an uproar, with immigrant advocates and Democrats demanding to know how it happened.U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, demanded "a full investigation.""It's a very serious thing for someone to die in [Customs and Border Protection] custody," he … [Read more...] about White House: 7-year-old’s ‘horrific’ death shows need for laws to discourage border crossings
A 7-year-old from Guatemala died while in Border Patrol custody after she and her father were detained for entering the United States illegally, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday. The girl, who had crossed into the U.S. with a large group of migrants in a remote stretch of New Mexico, died of dehydration and shock, The Washington Post reported.The 7-year-old and her father were part of a group of more than 160 travelers who turned themselves into U.S. agents about 10 p.m. Dec. 6 near Lordsburg, N.M.The Post obtained records that show the girl began having seizures more than eight hours after she was detained. Her temperature was 105.7 degrees, and according to a statement from CBP, she "reportedly had not eaten or consumed water for several days." … [Read more...] about 7-year-old from Guatemala dies of dehydration, shock while in U.S custody in Texas
ODESSA -- A 78-year-old prisoner who says he killed about 90 people over nearly four decades as he moved around the country pleaded guilty to murder Thursday in the 1994 strangulation of a Texas woman. Samuel Little entered his plea in Odessa, where the body of Denise Christie Brothers was discovered in a vacant lot about a month after she disappeared. He received another life prison term, Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland said in a statement. Little was convicted in 2014 of killing three Los Angeles-area women in separate attacks in the late 1980s and was serving life sentences when authorities say he confessed this year to killing dozens more in 20 states since 1970. Those confessions, which often included a level of detail and recall that authorities say was uncanny, spurred investigators from Florida to California to review old murder cases. Thus far, they have concluded that Little was the killer in 36 cases, including the killing of Brothers and the three Los … [Read more...] about Serial killer who said he’s slain dozens pleads guilty in Texas woman’s death in Odessa
ALTHOUGH Beto O'Rourke fell just short to Ted Cruz in the midterm election, his race broke fundraising records and saw voter turnout soar across Texas. Here's what you need to know about the Democratic congressman's plans for the future - and whether running for President in 2020 is on his to-do list. How old is Beto O'Rourke? Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke is 46 years old. The dad-of-three was born on September 26, 1972, to El Paso County Judge Pat O'Rourke and Melissa Martha. His step-grandfather Fred Korth was the Secretary of the Navy under President John F. Kennedy. He obtained the Spanish nickname Beto from loved ones, who were keen to distinguish him from his grandad who shared the same name. He is married to Amy Hoover Sanders, 35, and they have three children, Ulysses, Henry and Molly. O'Rourke's father was killed in July 2001 at 58-years-old, as he was struck by a passing car while riding his bike. RACE FOR FLORIDA What is the result from the Florida Senate race … [Read more...] about How old is Beto O’Rourke and does the Democrat have plans to run for President in 2020?
By Craig Hlavaty Published 2:40 pm CST, Monday, December 10, 2018 LISTED: The best fictional Texans This week we asked our fellow Texans who their favorite fictional Texans were. >>>See which fake Texans from movies, books, and TV that we love the most... LISTED: The best fictional Texans This week we asked our fellow Texans who their favorite fictional Texans were. >>>See which fake Texans from movies, books, and TV that we love the most... Photo: Alex Belomlinsky/Getty Images Photo: Alex Belomlinsky/Getty Images Image 1 of / 34 Caption Close Image 1 of 34 LISTED: The best fictional Texans This week we asked our fellow Texans who their favorite fictional Texans were. >>>See which fake Texans from … [Read more...] about The best fictional Texans that never lived