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'That shows me how deep the evil goes': Illegal immigrant killed four people for drug money

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Source: MEGA; Carson City Sheriff's Office

Mar. 27 2022, Published 9:08 a.m. ET

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An illegal immigrant said he needed money to buy drugs, so he went on a month-long killing spree in Nevada.

He will now live in prison for the rest of his life.

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Recently, a judge in Nevada sentenced Wilber Ernesto Martinez Guzman to life in prison for four murders in 2019, according to News 4.

The spree started when Connie Koontz was found dead on Jan. 10, 2019, according to the Associated Press. Then, Sophia Renken was found dead on Jan. 13. Days later, 81-year-old Gerald David and 80-year-old Sharon David were found dead at their Reno, Nevada property.

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The gun in the murders was a .22-caliber that Martinez Guzman stole from the Davids in early January, according to the AP.

Martinez Guzman had worked for a landscaping company at the Davids’ property, according to the AP.

Authorities tracked down Martinez Guzman by following Koontz’ Apple watch that was given to Guzman’s mother, according to News 4. Investigators learned that Martinez Guzman was from El Salvador and living in the U.S. illegally.

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Police testified that Martinez Guzman initially denied involvement in the killings but then said he did something that was “unforgivable.” Offices said Martinez Guzman told them he needed money for meth.

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Then-President Donald Trump even commented on the case after the arrest and used it to tout the need for a border wall, News 4 reported.

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This month a judge in Washoe County sentenced Martinez Guzman during a hearing. The Davids’ niece, Sherri, pleaded with the court to leave him behind bars, the station reported.

"Even the small chance that this man could do this to someone again is completely unfathomable Please don't ever let this man see the light of day,” she said, according to News 4.

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Martinez Guzman did not speak during his sentencing, and it was noted by the Davids’ son, Steve.

"He can't even look at us while he's sitting there. He had no statement to make of 'Why I'm sorry for what I've done,'" Steve said, according to News 3. “That's very disturbing. That shows me how deep the evil goes.”

salvador murder
Source: MEGA; Carson City Sheriff's Office

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