Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Kidnappers of girl on a Univeristy of Texas campus parking lot held for trial

Kidnappers of girl on a Univeristy of Texas campus parking lot held for trial, Two men who kidnapped a female from a University of Texas-Pan American University campus parking lot last year appeared in court this morning and ordered detained pending trials.

Miguel Angel Navarro, 35, of Hidalgo, and Onan Herrera-Sanchez, 24, of Honduras, went before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dorina Ramos.

Judge Ramos ordered them held without bond pending further criminal proceedings.
A third defendant, Milton Leonel Trevino, 20, of Pharr, is also charged with the same offenses and was previously ordered detained.

U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson said all “three men were charged in a two-count indictment in April 2013 with hostage taking and conspiracy to commit hostage taking.”

A female victim was kidnapped from a UT-Pan American University parking lot at approximately 7:15 p.m. on September 25, 2012.

According to court documents she “was allegedly forced into a vehicle by Herrera-Sanchez. Navarro was driving and Trevino was a passenger, according to the complaint. The victim was allegedly taken and held at Trevino’s home.”

“That evening, the victim’s father received a phone call demanding a ransom in exchange for his daughter’s release,” Magdison announced. “He was allegedly told he had until September 27, 2012, to deliver $100,000 to a location in Penitas.”

Later, in another call, the victim’s father was told his daughter would be killed if they did not “get rid of” the police.

The complaint alleges that on September 26, 2012, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Trevino called the victim’s father and told him that he could pick her up at a residence in Pharr. She was released approximately an hour later.

Each man faces up to life in prison and a possible $250,000 fine on each count, upon conviction.

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