Murder Suspect with Mexican Mafia Ties Attempts Pre-Sentencing Escape
CALEXICO – After pleading guilty to the attempted murder of one man and becoming the suspect in another murder, a Heber man made a daring attempt to escape a police vehicle by kicking out the window.
Edward Fierro, 50 of Heber was released on his own recognizance early this month after pleading guilty to attempted murder after stabbing a man in the neck. The victim was discovered between cars in a parking lot in the 300 block of Paulin Avenue in Calexico. Although the Imperial County District Attorney’s Office objected to his release, he was set free until sentencing. Fierro reportedly claimed to have business to attend to before his sentencing occurred.
On Friday, February 21, Fierro was again arrested as a suspect in another attack which killed David Navarro, 30, of Calexico. Navarro’s body was found around 7 AM on October 29 on Scaroni Road near Highway 111. Witnesses reported to being able to see the body from the highway. Navarro died of gunshot wounds. Along with Fierro, Esther Canez, 49 of Calexico was also arrested as a suspect in the murder.
Currently, there is very little information available regarding the murder of Navarro. However, authorities have said that Fierro has ties to the Mexican Mafia. Charges are currently pending while the district attorney reviews the case. Both are being held on $1 million bail each.
On Tuesday, Fierro was being transported to the Brawley court for sentencing on the prior Calexico stabbing case. Officers heard the sound of glass shattering and discovered that Fierro had kicked out one of the windows. Fierro attempted to jump from the vehicle at around 8:20 AM near Aten and Dogwood roads according to Lt. David Tirado. Officers were able to detain him immediately.
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