Texas Teen Killed Parents, Siblings Because He Believed They Were ‘Cannibals’ and ‘Going to Eat Him': Officials

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Source: Bi-State Detention Center; GoFundMe

May 29 2023, Published 10:05 a.m. ET

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An 18-year-old Texas man has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the shootings of his parents, sister and brother, according to authorities.

On May 23, officers in Nash responded to a report that a man had harmed his family and was threatening to kill himself, ABC News reported.

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Once at the scene, officers found Cesar Olalde barricaded inside the home. Police were told multiple people were dead inside, ABC News reported.

Olalde would later call the police and say “he had pulled the trigger, and shot his family,” officials said.

After a brief standoff, officers persuaded Olalde to surrender. Police went inside and found the bodies of his parents, Reuben Olalde and Aida Garcia, older sister Lisbet Olalde and younger brother Oliver Olalde in the bathroom, according to ABC News.

According to court documents, “It appeared as if the victims had been shot at various places in the residence and drug to the bathroom,” ABC News reported. Police also said that “multiple spent cartridge casings were found on the floor of the home” and “blood spatter on multiple surfaces.”

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Officials said a co-worker of Lisbet went to the home after Lisbet failed to arrive at work. The co-worker showed up to the house and with the help of an Olalde family member, forced his way inside where he was confronted by Cesar Olalde, who pointed a gun at him.

When talking to police, the coworker said Olalde said “he had killed his family because they were cannibals, and they were going to eat him,” ABC News reported.

Olalde was booked into the Bi-State Detention Center and charged with capital murder, officials said. He is being held on a $10 million bond.


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