Undocumented Immigrant Charged With Murder
POSTED: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 6:43pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 9:43pm
Vidal Ochoa appeared in court Tuesday will visible burns to his body.
The Sheriff says Ochoa is an undocumented immigrant who has an extensive criminal background and has been arrested more than 10 times. The sheriff says he was part of ring that was stealing diesel and oil.
The sheriff' says Friday three people where at a oil and gas site near McCook.
According to the probable cause statement Ochoa admitted that he along with Mario Dominguez and Reymundo Sanchez tampered with the valves on a condensate oil container.
Following that there was a big explosion at the site where the sheriff says Dominguez died from his burn injuries.
"We found under the natural gas code you cannot tamper with oil well equipment and if you do tamper with it, it's a 3rd degree felony if you commit a 3rd degree felony and results in the death that individual you can be charged with murder."
Tuesday Ochoa was charged with murder. The sheriff says that Ochoa also had a big container at his residence which he was using to fill up the diesel.
As for Reymundo Sanchez he is in hospital in Mexico were we suffering from extensive burns.