UPDATE: Suspect Slammed with Capital Murder Charge in Slaying of Sisters in Farmers Branch

UPDATE: Suspect Slammed with Capital Murder Charge in Slaying of Sisters in Farmers BranchSource: Google Street View
Richard Dawson
Published on November 30, 2023

A shocking double homicide sent shockwaves through the tight-knit community of Farmers Branch, Texas, as police reported the arrest of a suspect in the deaths of two sisters, generating a cloud of sorrow over the North Texas suburb. 47-year-old Catalina Andrade Valdez and 42-year-old Merced Andrade Bailon were found slain in Valdez's home on Castleton Place last Friday, according to FOX 4 News.

The Farmers Branch Police promptly arrested Jose Santiago Chairez, who is now facing charges for the capital murder of multiple people and aggravated assault. Jail records, obtained by FOX 4 News, reveal that the suspect is being held without bond due to his apparently being in the country illegally. The police are still to fully unravel what led to the deaths of the two sisters, and details regarding the manner of their deaths remain under wraps.

As the community tries to come to grips with the brutal slaying, Farmers Branch PD assures there is no continued threat to public safety. The investigation is, as yet, ongoing, with local authorities refusing to release further information about the arrest or what might have triggered the gruesome killings. "An incident that resulted in the loss of two lives," police spokesperson Steven Rutherford said, as per Hoodline.