A Border Patrol agent was indicted Wednesday on a capital murder charge for murdering four women.
35-years-old Juan David Ortiz is facing charges of four counts of murder, aggravated assault and unlawful restraint in the deaths of the women, he was arrested in September, in Laredo, Texas, after he admitted that he was the one behind the murders.
Isidro Alaniz, a District Attorney said on Wednesday, that the Navy veteran killed the women who were reportedly sex workers with the intention to do a service for the public.
"The scheme in this case, from Ortiz's own words, was to clean up the streets of Laredo by targeting this community of individuals who he perceived to be disposable, that no one would miss and that he did not give value to," Alaniz said at a news conference.
"The evidence that was presented to the grand jury this morning showed that he killed these four innocent individuals in a cold, callous and calculating way," the prosecutor added.
the prosecutor vowed to take Alaniz if convicted to the death penalty, labeling him as a serial killer.
Ortiz was serving as a Border Patrol intel supervisor, in September the agent committed his horrible crimes with cold blood, officials finally were alerted thanks to Ortiz last victim who has escaped the dark fate after he pulled a gun on her the latter reached for the help of a nearby state trooper.
ortiz knew the identity of his victims and planned his slaying carefully, all of the women killed had been shot, but one died of blunt force trauma.
the women were identified as Melissa Ramirez, 29; Claudine Luera, 42; Guisela Alicia Cantu, 35; and Janella Ortez, a 28-year-old transgender woman.