BP agent accused of murdering mother and son could get death penalty

Border Patrol Agent Ronald Anthony Burgos-Aviles, 29
Border Patrol Agent Ronald Anthony Burgos-Aviles, 29(KGNS)
Published: Jun. 27, 2018 at 3:01 PM CDT
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The District Attorney is currently seeking the death penalty against a Border Patrol agent accused of murdering a mother and her son.

The grand jury indicted 29-year-old Ronald Anthony Burgos Aviles on two counts of capital murder.

Back in April, Burgos-Aviles discovered the bodies of a woman and a child near a brushy area near Father McNaboe Park while on duty.

The victims were identified as Grizelda Hernandez and her one-year-old son Dominic Alexander Hernandez.

After a thorough investigation, authorities determined that Burgos Aviles was the biological father of the boy and he had a relationship with the victim.

Burgos-Aviles remains in custody at the Webb County Jail under no bond.

Border Patrol released a statement on the case saying, “Laredo Sector Border Patrol stands with our community and our local law enforcement partners. More importantly, our thoughts and prayers remain with the victims’ families who have been so profoundly impacted by this horrific incident. In our support for a thorough & objective process, Customs and Border Protection does not comment on investigations that are ongoing. However, we do not tolerate any type of criminal activity within our ranks. We condemn any actions that betray the trust of the community we serve, and we continue to cooperate fully with the investigation.”

Border Patrol goes on to say that if the allegations are true, the individual should be held accountable for his actions.