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Man charged after allegedly shooting trucker to death at truck stop, stealing his big rig with body still inside


A Texas man is facing capital murder charges for the shooting deaths of a truck driver and a woman on Tuesday.

Police say that thirty-two year old Austin resident Sacramento Martinez has been charged with capital murder in connection to a pair of shooting deaths that occurred along I-35 in Texas on Tuesday.

The New Braunfels Police Department says that they believe that the incident began when Sacramento Martinez shot and killed 33 year old Austin resident Marisol Martinez just before 3 a.m. near a Walmart Distribution center off of I-35 in New Braunfels.

The pair had previously been in an relationship and the victim had a protective order against Sacramento Martinez following a strangulation incident in March of 2019.

Sacramento Martinez then reportedly left the body inside a black SUV parked alongside northbound I-35 and fled on foot across the interstate to a TA truck stop location.

Once at the truck stop, police say that Martinez fatally shot 45-year old Texas truck driver Daniel Sieger, then fled the truck stop at a high rate of speed with Sieger still inside the truck.

The truck was spotted driving erratically on I-35 and eventually crashed and rolled over about a block from the interstate in downtown San Antonio.

Martinez fled the scene on foot and left Seiger’s body inside the truck, police say.

Martinez was initially arrested on a warrant in connection with the March 2019 strangulation incident but was later charged with capital murder. More charges could be pending.

“In Texas, a charge of Capital Murder can be made when more than one person is killed during the course of a criminal episode, or if a person commits homicide while also committing another felony,” the New Braunfels Police Department said.

The incident remains under investigation.


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