Serial killer confessed to murdering aunt & uncle

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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A serial slayer successful Los Angeles admitted to sidesplitting 2 Houston relatives and besides confessed to 5 different slayings and 7 assaults successful California, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Saturday.

On Friday, 50-year-old Ramon Escobar was sentenced to beingness without parole successful California aft helium admitted to sidesplitting his 65-year-old uncle Rogelio Escobar and his 61-year-old aunt Dina Escobar successful August 2018.

Ramon Escobar appeared by Zoom from a Los Angeles County courtroom to judge a plea woody to the charges. When asked for his plea successful his aunt's case, Ramon Escobar said helium was "very guilty."

Detectives tracked Ramon Escobar to confederate California successful September 2018, wherever helium had already been arrested for aggregate murders and different convulsive attacks successful Los Angeles.

"This antheral was a monster who killed strangers and members of his ain household without a 2nd thought," Ogg said. "He choked unsuspecting radical to decease and bludgeoned others with dense objects, sometimes portion they slept. His callous actions showed that helium ne'er cared astir anyone else."

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Court documents amusement that Ramon Escobar confessed to Los Angeles Police Department officers that helium killed his uncle past killed his aunt erstwhile she came looking for her brother.

First, Ramon Escobar killed his uncle utilizing an aged constabulary baton due to the fact that helium felt disrespected. The uncle had taken Ramon Escobar successful and was letting him unrecorded astatine the location connected Prudence Drive successful southwest Houston.

Ogg said Ramon Escobar's aunt past went looking for her brother, Rogelio Escobar, successful her van.

Ramon Escobar hid nether a heap of apparel successful the van and past tried strangling her from down with the baton, said Ogg.

The 2 struggled to the ground, and helium pressed his genu to her thorax until she stopped breathing. Her burned-out van was recovered connected a formation adjacent Galveston. The aunt and uncle's remains were recovered successful a landfill.

After detectives with the Houston Police Department interviewed Escobar astir his uncle's disappearance, helium fled to Santa Monica, California.

A period later, LAPD arrested him successful the beating deaths of astatine slightest 4 stateless men.

He told detectives astir each of the deaths. Details from that interrogation were included successful tribunal documents for a superior execution charge.

Escobar was not extradited to Texas.

Harris County Assistant District Attorney Robert Buss said Friday's plea woody ensures that Ramon Escobar volition not beryllium released from situation successful California and if helium ever is, helium volition person to service 2 beingness sentences successful Texas, which gave the victims' families immoderate closure.

"He was brutal," Buss said. "The families wanted to spot him spell away."


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