Texas Man Charged Of Murdering Homeless Men With Sledgehammer

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Adelaido Amaya Esparza, 58, is confronting two includes of homicide in the passings of Daniel Slusser and Fredrick Billmeier Jr., who police say was discovered pounded the life out of one month separated the previous fall.

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A Texas man was convicted of murdering two homeless men in Dallas

A Texas man was convicted of murdering two homeless men in Dallas by beating them with a "full-size" sledgehammer violently, police said. The Dallas Morning News announced that Adelaido Amaya Esparza, 58, faced two counts of murder in the killings of Daniel Slusser and Fredrick Billmeier Jr., who police say was discovered battered to death one month apart last fall.

Esparza was convicted after police scanned a database for a black Honda SUV observed speeding away from where the severely beaten body of Slusser was discovered in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas on Nov. 20 and taken to his home in Cockrell Hill.

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The attacker then put the bloody pistol in an older black Honda SUV

The police said that Slusser, 60, had a severe head injury and was pronounced dead at the scene. "Surveillance footage showed someone walking up to Slusser as he slept under a blanket and hit him, police said in an affidavit, "several times with a full-size sledgehammer. The attacker then put the bloody pistol in an older black Honda SUV with duct tape around its handle and sped off, police said.

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Esparza was later seen in the SUV leaving his house and was arrested for an illegal changing of the lane

Dallas police noticed the black 2001 Honda Passport parked outside the home of Esparza and saw what, the affidavit says, looked to be a sledgehammer handle.

Esparza was later seen in the SUV leaving his house and was arrested for an illegal changing of the lane, prompting cops to take him into custody because, police claimed, his registration was revoked and he had no insurance.

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Police officers then discovered inside the SUV a sledgehammer with duct tape on its handle and visible blood on its head

Police officers then discovered inside the SUV a sledgehammer with duct tape on its handle and visible blood on its head. As per the affidavit, Esparza said he was the only one who drove the car but denied the claims in Slusser's death.

Esparza was arrested after he was identified as Slusser's assailant by someone close to him after the suspect's photos were shown, police said. Billmeier, 50, was discovered bludgeoned to death at a bus stop in West Dallas one month before Slusser's killing, where he was struck numerous times with an object, including blows to his head, the newspaper reported.

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DNA belonging to both men was also identified

But since the camera was so far away, police claimed, the intruder was "impossible to identify" Owing to the similarity of the killings, investigators said that there was a "significant chance" that both slayings were attributed to the same perpetrator. DNA belonging to both men was also identified, police said, on the sledgehammer.

 

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A judge ordered him to perform a mental competency test

Esparza was charged last month in both brutal murders. He stayed in jail on $1 million bails Monday in Dallas County. A judge ordered him to perform a mental competency test. The newspaper confirmed that his counsel has no comment on the allegations.

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