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ICE: Suspect in killing spree from El Salvador; no details on where and when he entered US

Two victims of a killing spree in Nevada that has been blamed on a man from El Salvador, who authorities say was in the U.S. illegally, are being remembered as longstanding members of Reno’s equestrian and rodeo scene.

Former Reno Rodeo Association president Tom Cates says he met Gerald David and his wife Sharon David three decades ago and spent “many miles and many hours together” on horseback with them. Cates says Gerald David was previously the association’s president and promoted a breast cancer awareness campaign by getting cowboys to show they were “tough enough to wear pink shirts.”

Cates also was a member of the local Elks Lodge when David was the group’s leader. He says Sharon David was “exuberant, bubbly, loved animals to the hills.” Cates says the two were also members of a horseback social organization called the Nevada White Hats.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday that 20-year-old Wilbur Martinez-Guzman had no criminal record or history of previous immigration violations. The agency did not have additional details on his alleged illegal entry to the U.S., including when and where it occurred.

Martinez-Guzman has been jailed in Carson City since Saturday on possession of stolen property, burglary and immigration charges. Authorities have said they expect to file murder charges against him in the shooting deaths of an elderly Reno couple and two women in a nearby town.

President Donald Trump has seized on the killings to bolster his argument for his proposed border wall with Mexico.

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