Wednesday, October 20, 2010

REPEAT OFFENDER: Technology ties violent deportee to two deaths
Police arrest man in 1998 slayings of elderly residents

Gustavo Ramos-Martinez is an illegal immigrant with a history of violent crime.

For years, he sneaked in and out of the country, visiting family in Las Vegas even though he was caught and deported to Mexico multiple times.

During much of that time, Las Vegas police were trying to find the killer of Wallace Siegel, 75, and Helen Sabraw, 86, who were brutally slain in May 1998 in their homes at the AmeriPark retirement community.

Although Ramos-Martinez eluded federal immigration authorities, he wasn't able to escape modern forensic technology.

On Wednesday, Las Vegas police arrested Ramos-Martinez, 31, in connection with the slayings. New tests revealed that his DNA was at both murder scenes...

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