Saturday, April 16


Late-breaking news from the "Houston Chronicle" (registration required):

Police have made an arrest in the cold-blooded murder of a 19-month old toddler, Aiden Naquin, who was shot twice in the head this past Tuesday night while strapped into a child carrier seat in the backseat of his father's car. Five shots were reportedly fired at point blank range through the windshield of the car in which Aiden and his two sisters were passengers and the children's father, Ernest Naquin, was driving. The father indicated following the shooting that he may have been incorrectly identified by the shooter and his two accomplices (a fourth man purportedly remained in the assailant's vehicle, while the other three approached Mr. Naquin's vehicle) as the target of a drug-related hit.

This writer committed to covering this heinous crime and keeping "ACSOL's" readers updated.

According to Lt. John Denholm, Harris County Sheriff's Department, Homicide Division, 19-year old Miguel Angel Castro, believed to be a member of the notorious MS-13 gang, composed of illegal immigrants from El Salvadore and Central America, was taken into custody around 2:30 pm CDT this afternoon in a joint sting operation conducted by the Sheriff's Department and the Houston Police Department. Castro is the primary suspect in the shooting and is being held without bond.

According to the copyrighted "Houston Chronicle" story by reporter Paige Hewitt, the suspect may have led police to him by having left his cell phone at the scene of the crime.

The MS-13 gang made recent news by threatening to attack volunteer members of the "Minuteman Project." They are reportedly operating in thirty-one states now and have become enough of a threat that the U.S. Department of Justice has formed a special task force to deal with it.

This wanton murder would be abhorrent regardless, but if it in fact was committed by an illegal alien and member of the MS-13 gang, then outraged citizens (myself among them) fed up with President Bush's and Congress' bullheaded indifference to tougher border security measures and comprehensive immigration reform will be registering heightened indignation over the death of a little boy.

For now, we'll see what becomes of Miguel Angel Castro in the criminal justice system. I'll continue to monitor this developing story.

CORRECTION: The arrest was made at 2:30 am CDT on Saturday morning.