McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a ranch worker hired by a
Texas lawmaker is a suspected illegal immigrant now wanted in the
fatal beating of a young Hispanic man.
Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino says 24-year-old Froylen
Casares is suspected of using a bat to beat another man to death
early today. Casares, a Honduran, remains at large.
Trevino told The Monitor in McAllen that it was a "very bloody,
very gruesome crime scene."
Authorities declined to name the dead man, who was killed in a
shed next to horse stables on the ranch.
Casares was employed at a ranch owned by state Representative
Kino Flores, who said he hired the man without checking his
Flores says the man looked --quote -- "preppy" and that he did
not suspect him of being here illegally.
The sheriff says Casares' immigration status and whether Flores
broke the law by hiring him would have to be investigated by
Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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