East Texas authorities have jailed an 18-year-old man for capital murder in the shooting of his parents, sister and brother
NASH, Texas — East Texas authorities have jailed an 18-year-old man on capital murder charges in the shooting of his parents, sister and brother.
Police in the small town of Nash, Texas said officers responding to a report that a man injured his family and threatened to kill himself on Tuesday found Cesar Olalde barricaded inside a home. They were told that several people had died inside.
Olalde then called police, saying “he pulled the trigger and shot his family,” according to a probable cause affidavit from Nash Police Officer Craig Buster.
Officers persuaded Olalde to turn themselves in and later found the bodies of his parents, Reuben Olalde and Aida Garcia, his older sister Lisbet Olalde and his younger brother Oliver Olalde in a bathroom.
“It appeared that the victims were shot at various locations in the residence and drugs in the bathroom,” according to the affidavit. “Several used cartridge cases” were found on the floor of the house and “blood splattered on several surfaces”.
The affidavit stated that a colleague of Lisbet Olalde had gone to the house because the woman had not arrived at work and, together with a family member, had forced their way inside where he had been confronted by Cesar Olalde, who had pointed a gun at him.
The colleague told police that Olalde said “he killed his family because they were cannibals and they were going to eat him,” the affidavit states.
Bowie County court records show Olalde was posted on $10 million bond. His defense attorney did not immediately return a request for comment on Thursday.
Nash is a city of approximately 3,800 people located on the western edge of Texarkana near the Arkansas state line.