The judge who directs the case ofin El Paso Valmart has been dismissed. She said in a statement that she knew one of those killed on August 3.
State District Judge Angie Juarez Baril announced his cancellation of the murder case of Patrick Crucius
In addition, she noted that her term of office ends in December 2020, as she is running for Chief Justice at the 8th Court of Appeals in Texas, not her current position. She said the case could go to a judge with reasonable certainty that she would consider it until the end.
Prosecutors statedafter the attack, saying "I am the shooter" and that he was targeting Mexicans.
The manifesto, thought to have been written by suspects and uploaded to the 8chan web forum, raised concerns for the growing Hispanic population in Texas. Officials cited the document and said the shooting could have a "link" to a hate crime.