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Suspected gunman in Texas shooting that killed 5 neighbors indicted on capital murder charge

Associated Press

CLEVELAND, Texas (AP) — A man accused of killing five neighbors in Texas after some of them complained that gunfire was keeping a baby awake was indicted Friday for capital murder of multiple persons. The charge allows prosecutors to seek the death penalty. Prosecutors said Wednesday they do not know whether they will seek it against 38-year-old Francisco Oropeza. Police say Oropeza stormed into his neighbor’s house on April 28 and shot and killed five of them. Oropeza evaded capture for days as a manhunt grew to more than 200 officers outside Houston. He was eventually arrested about 20 miles from the home where the shooting took place in rural San Jacinto County.

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