Texas teen allegedly killed parents and siblings because they 'were cannibals'
After a brief standoff between police and the teen authorities were able to enter the house,where they found the bodies of his two parents, older sister, and his five-year-old brother
May 26, 2023 7:13am
Updated: May 26, 2023 1:50pm
A Texas teenager was charged with murder after he allegedly killed his parents and two siblings because he thought they were cannibals that were going to eat him on Tuesday.
Police responded to a call reporting a man that had harmed his family and was threatening to kill himself at 563 Lemon Acres in the town of Nash, a suburb of Texarkana.
Once police arrived at the house, they found that the teenager, identified as Cesar Olalde, had barricaded himself inside the house, along with his family members, according to an affidavit by Nash Police Officer Craig Buster.
After a brief standoff between police and Olalde, authorities were able to enter the house, where they found the bodies of Olalde’s two parents, Reuben Olalde and Aida Garcia, his older sister, Lisbet, and his five-year-old brother, Oliver.
“It appeared as if the victims had been shot at various places in the residence and [had been dragged] to the bathroom,” according to the affidavit. There was “blood spatter on multiple surfaces.”
According to the affidavit, a colleague of Lisbet, Joseph Flieder, and a family member had gone to their house to check on her after she did not show up to work that day. After not getting a response from the door, they forced their way into the house, where they encountered Cesas Olalde.
The 18-year-old pointed the gun at Flieder multiple times.
“Flieder reported that the suspect pointed the firearm at him repeatedly during their contact and that at one point, he retrieved a knife and brandished that as well,” the filing said.
Flieder told police officers that Olalde said “he had killed his family because they were cannibals, and they were going to eat him.”
Olalde, 18, was arrested and charged with capital murder. He faces life in prison without parole or the death penalty. He is on a $10 million bond.