Son was wanted for Murder
HOLLISTER—Authorities with Hollister Police Department have identified and arrested a suspect in the July 14th murder of Daniel Manuel “Danny Boy” Cadenas, who was shot and killed while walking his dog at local middle school. Authorities arrested 18-year-old Francisco “Frankie” Cardenas of Hollister.
Police had been looking for Cardenas since July 25, when he was discovered as the person of interest in this crime. Police served a search warrant at Cardena’s home in Hollister, but he was not home.
Authorities arrested Cardenas’s mother, 37-year-old Margaret Nieto, after they learned that she aided in his escape from the law. She had assisted in Cardenas’s fleeing Hollister shortly after the shooting.
Ms. Nieto was transported to San Benito County and booked on charges of aiding and abetting. Cardenas was only on the run for 24 hours when the Hollister Police arrested him on July 26. Though only on the run for a short time, he was considered armed and dangerous.
Cardenas was arrested and booked in the San Benito County Jail on a “No Bail” charge of murder.
“The Hollister Police Department would like to thank all of the concerned citizens of Hollister who came forward with information regarding this case.” Hollister Police Detective Chris Wells wrote in a press release.
Hollister Police Chief David Westrick was pleased with the community’s involvement in this senseless killing.
He wrote, “Once Again, our community working with its police department has stood up and made it clear they will not allow criminals to think they can victimize its residents or get a free pass in our city. We as a community have drawn the line in the sand.”
If anyone has information related to this case is encouraged to contact the Hollister Police Department at 831-636-4330.
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