Illegal Immigrant Charged After Allegedly Shooting Two Sisters In The Head In Their Texas Home
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A 50-year-old illegal immigrant was arrested and charged after allegedly fatally shooting two sisters in the head in their Dallas-area home last week and also shooting his daughter in the arm. 

Police booked Jose Santiago Chairez at the Dallas County Jail on charges of capital murder of multiple persons and aggravated assault. Sisters Catalina Andrade Valdez, 47, and Merced Andrade Bailon, 43, were found dead in their home in Farmers Branch, Texas, last Friday after police responded to a call around 4:20 a.m., according to the Dallas Morning News. 

The suspect’s daughter was also in the home when the fatal shooting occurred and survived after being shot in the arm. She told police that she and the sisters were shot by her father. Chairez is being held without bond because he is believed to be in the U.S. illegally, according to jail records, Fox 4 reported.  

Valdez and Bailon “were two sisters who were best friends & were beautiful individuals who loved their family & were so devoted to them,” according to Bailon’s daughter Jasmin, who set up a GoFundMe to help pay for memorial service costs.  

It remains unclear how Chairez knew the sisters as police continue their investigation into the alleged double homicide. 

As illegal border crossings continue to rise at record levels under the Biden administration, communities across the nation have dealt with the consequences of dangerous criminals making their way into the U.S. 

Last month, a Honduran man who had been deported twice was charged with murder in Tennessee after the body of a man was found in a burnt-out vehicle in Nashville. The illegal immigrant suspect was a gang member with Sur 13, a transnational criminal organization, according to the New Orleans office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

In August, an illegal immigrant and convicted murderer from Brazil was arrested in the small beach town of Rye, New Hampshire. The 29-year-old man had previously been convicted of 11 murders in Brazil. Authorities believe he entered the U.S. illegally in 2019 before his arrest four years later. 


In March, a 25-year veteran of the St. Johns County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office was allegedly killed by an illegal immigrant in the line of duty. Sergeant Michael Kunovich died after attempting to arrest the suspect who resisted and began fighting with the officer, attempting to grab his taser and “arm[ing] himself with a pocket knife.”  

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