Paso Robles man charged with murder and kidnapping
August 7, 2012
A Paso Robles man has been charged with two homicides and the kidnapping of his 16-year-old girlfriend Eunice Serrato.
Deputies booked Juan Manuel Salazar into the Monterey County Jail for allegedly shooting and killing Hector Reyes, 33, and Daniel Fraga, 35, in the bathroom of a San Ardo home before kidnapping Serrato and taking her to Mexico.
Salazar and Serrato turned themselves in to law enforcement at the United States border in San Diego on Saturday morning, a week after the murders and kidnapping and the day after deputies had arrested Salazar’s mother Maria Aviles-Rodriguez, 36, of Paso Robles for her involvement in the kidnapping.
On Friday, deputies booked Aviles-Rodriguez into Monterey County Jail on charges of kidnapping, child stealing, child endangerment, accessory after the fact, conspiracy to commit a crime and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Her bail was set at $750,000.
Deputies returned Serrato, who was not charged with any crimes, to her family.