The man accused of shooting 5 neighbors, including a child, in
murder in Texas reportedly beat his wife in the past, who’s since been charged with helping hide the suspected shooter, per the NY Post.
Francisco Oropesa, 38, spent four days hiding out from police following the fatal shooting of 5 neighbors who reportedly asked him to stop shooting his rifle late Friday night because a baby was sleeping. Oropesa was later discovered by authorities, after a days-long search, under a pile of laundry. His wife, Divimara Lamar Nava, 53, was also arrested in connection with the shooting. Police say, Nava
“provided material aid and encouragement, food, clothes, and arranged transport,”
for the suspect while also cooperating with officers.
Now new court documents reveal that Nava was allegedly brutally beaten by Oropesa on June 14, 2022. According to the court document obtained by the outlet, Nava contacted authorities alleging that her husband had viciously attacked her during a drunken episode. She was left with a broken nose and rib, a black eye, a skull fracture, and bruises on her body, according to the records.
Nava refused to press charges against Oropesa but a protective order was later filed against him. She told deputies that the abuse happened once before about 11 years ago, San Jacinto County District Attorney Todd Dillon told the outlet. Oropesa was ordered to
“stay away from Nava and her child, to vacate the residence they shared, and to be barred from possessing a firearm or ammunition,”
Records show that the county attempted to serve Oropesa five times but was unsuccessful due to authorities not being able to locate him, Dillion said. It is unclear if Nava ever called officials about her husband violating the protective order. Oropesa was also reportedly deported four times since 2009. He was caught on Tuesday and is being held in San Jacinto County Jail. His bond is set at $7.5 million, reports note.
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