The Latest: Bond $2.5M for Texas border agent in 4 deaths

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HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a Border Patrol agent accused in the killing of four women in Laredo, Texas (all times local):

9:50 a.m.

A South Texas Border Patrol supervisor charged in the killing of four women and a possible attempt on the life of a fifth is jailed in Laredo on a $2.5 million bond.

Webb County jail records show Juan David Ortiz is being held Sunday on four counts of murder, with bond set at $500,000 per charge. He also faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful restraint, and bond is set at $250,000 for each of those counts.

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Jail records don’t list an attorney to speak for Ortiz, a 35-year-old agent from Laredo. He was arrested early Saturday when investigators found him hiding in a truck in a hotel parking lot in Laredo, about 145 miles (230 kilometers) southwest of San Antonio.

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11 p.m. Saturday

Texas authorities have charged a U.S. Border Patrol supervisor in the killing of four female sex workers and an attack on a fifth who escaped and found help.

Juan David Ortiz was arrested Saturday after he was found hiding in a truck in a hotel parking lot in Laredo.

Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz says he was charged with four counts of murder as well as aggravated assault and unlawful restraint.

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The victims, including a transgender woman, had been murdered since Sept. 3. Alaniz says authorities consider Ortiz a serial killer.

The names of the victims have not been released, but Alaniz says two are U.S. citizens. Nationalities of the others are not yet known.

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