Juarez man sentenced to federal prison for murder, illegal re-entry

by: Jocelyn Flores
Posted: Apr 9, 2024 / 05:04 PM CDT
Updated: Apr 10, 2024 / 11:02 AM CDT


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A man from Juarez will serve time in federal prison both in Texas and New Mexico for murder and illegal re-entry, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas.

Luis Antonio Talamantes-Romero, 36, from Ciudad Juarez, was arrested by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent who learned he illegally re-entered the U.S. after being deported multiple times, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Talamantes pleaded guilty to the offense in May 2020.

In June 2021, Talamantes was charged with the murder of a 55-year-old woman in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Talamantes tried to rob the woman and shot her in the head when she honked her car horn at him in November 2019.

Talamantes fled to San Antonio where he was then arrested by ICE.

Talamantes was sentenced to Texas federal prison for 20 years for one count of illegal re-entry.

In New Mexico, he will be sentenced to life in prison with an additional 26.5 years to run consecutively.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Talamantes’ Texas sentence will run consecutively to the time he will serve in New Mexico.


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