Texas police this week arrested 38-year-old Joseph Angel Alvarez for allegedly targeting a couple, killing the wife in the process because they voted for Biden, and had a Biden flag and “a doll of Trump hanging” outside their home.
Alvarez was arrested nearly a year after the murder. He was jailed on a $2 million bond for the murder of Georgette Kaufmann, 50, and on a $500,000 bond for the aggravated assault of the woman’s husband, Daniel Kaufmann.
The couple was targeted on November 14, 2020, shortly after the US presidential election, at their home in Central El Paso.
Kauffman told KDBC TV that he was shot at five times, but was able to crawl out of his home and reach a neighbor’s house to ask for help.
Investigators obtained a Google geofence search warrant to examine all mobile devices within a particular geofence area of the victim’s home. The search warrant data provided by Google allegedly revealed Alvarez was present in the area on two occasions. Once on November 10, 2020, and the other on the day of the murder.
During the investigation, investigators uncovered emails allegedly sent by Alvarez in which he stated his extremist religious beliefs and identified “pro-choice” advocates as the “Jewish Satanist Party” and claimed abortions were “Jewish child sacrifice.”
He identified Memorial Park, near the murdered woman’s home, as a “ritualistic satanic ground to conduct abortions by the manner of magic.”
Furthermore, the email Alvarez allegedly wrote claims he targeted the Kaufmann’s home near Memorial Park because they voted for Biden and had a Biden “flag and a doll of Trump hanging.”