Nelson Arriaga - Texas - 1993 Sept 4, 2016 7:40:11 GMT -5
Post by HeadMarshal on Sept 4, 2016 7:40:11 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: Houston Crime Stoppers)
Race/Sex W / M
US Citizen No
Height/Weight 5'05 / 125 LBS
In Custody N
Place Of Birth EL (Probably El Salvador)
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In 1993, Houston, Texas authorities say 17-year old Leonel Montoya and his fellow Southwest Cholos gang members encountered 15-year old Francisco Rivas at a movie theater. Leonel and his crew thought Francisco was a rival gang member because he was wearing green pants and gave chase. Rivas ran into a culvert nearby and Montoya shot Rivas in the head, killing the teenager. Montoya's crew was arrested, including 21-year old Nelson Arriaga and all of them were charged with Rivas's murder. Montoya was sentenced to life imprisonment, however Arriaga jumped bail and possibly fled to Mexico.
Thoughts? I think Nelson Arriaga's case needs to fall under our "Most Idiotic Murders Hall Of Shame" since a teenager was killed over wearing a certain colour of pants. Unfortunately, all that Houston Crime Stoppers tells us about Nelson Arriaga is that his date of birth was December 27, 1972 so he would be 43-years old now. Everyone else has since been found guilty in this case, but Arriaga does need some new life breathed into his manhunt.
Since Nelson Arriaga has been listed on Houston Crime Stoppers, our advice for anyone with information on his whereabouts would be to submit a web tip to them at www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=610
Also any additional information or news on Nelson Arriaga, including vital statistics (height, weight, etc.) can be submitted to us at amwfans.com/thread/1662/website-contact-form