Francisco Oropeza, the Mexican illegal alien suspected of murdering five people because a neighbor told him stop firing a gun in his front yard, was deported four times [At-large Texas mass shooting suspect had been deported 4 times: Source, by Julia Jacobo, Armando Garcia, Luke Barr, and Emily Shapiro, ABC News, May 1, 2023]. That’s really no surprise. Neither is what Todd Bensman of the Center for Immigration Studies added to the story. Opreza worships Santa Muerte, patron of the demonic Mexican death cult.
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Cops found such a shrine in his home, Bensman reported:
The shrine of multiple statues reflecting various patron saints, one of them four feet tall and a half dozen smaller ones was replete with a stack of $2 bills, freshly cut flowers, and tinfoil filled with what appeared to be a drug as offerings to ostensibly protect Francisco Oropesa (sometimes spelled Oropeza), the suspected murderer. Two tall candles depicting various muerte cult “saints” were still burning two days after the killings, the law enforcement officer said. The shrine was arrayed in the bedroom around a double-stack glass shelving piece, the source said. …
Santa Muerte adherents throughout Mexico, where the cult blossomed among drug trafficking cartel syndicates in recent decades and also the non-cartel criminal underworld, believe prayers and offerings to Santa Muerte (the Saint of Death) as well as other saints, idols, and figurines, protect drug loads and stave off arrest for their criminality. Some have taken on the symbols of the cult for social and cultural reasons. One of Oropesa’s tattoos features the iconic Santa Muerte figure, a skeletal figure draped in robes and holding a sickle.
The tattoo likely means Oropreza in involved or organized crime:
“Anyone who has a Santa Muerta shrine is linked to the criminal underworld,” said retired Texas Department of Public Safety Captain Jaeson Jones, who worked for years on intelligence to counter Mexico’s drug cartels. “It doesn’t necessarily mean they’re connected to the cartels, even though the cartels all over Mexico follow the cult. But you can at least link him to the criminal underground through Santa Muerta.”
Illegal-alien Mexicans aren’t the only criminals who worship demons. The Salvadoran MS-13 gang is a Satanic murder cult, too, and some members also worship Santa Muerte [Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note No. 8: Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) Links to Occult Rituals and Santa Muerte Veneration or Worship, by Robert J. Bunker and John P. Sullivan, Small Wars Journal, January 19, 2018].