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Suspect accused of crashing into Northeast El Paso home, killing elderly woman now charged with murder

EL PASO, Texas - An El Paso woman is now facing murder charges after she allegedly drove drunk and crashed into a Northeast El Paso home a few days before Christmas.

Margaret Cantu was originally booked on charges for driving under the influence and intoxication assault. El Paso police say Cantu is now facing murder charges.

87-year-old Ruriko Denison was asleep in her room when Cantu allegedly crashed into the house. Denison suffered life-threatening injuries, but died several days later at UMC.

According to court documents obtained by the ABC-7 I-team, Cantu has four previous DWI convictions.

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission tells ABC-7 they are investigating the source of Cantu's alcohol that night.

The organization says they are investigating Three Pints Pub. That's located at the 10700 block of North Gateway Boulevard.

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Trisha Garcia

Trisha Garcia is an ABC-7 producer.

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12 Comments

  1. Good, I hope they put her away for a good long time. And before anyone calls me racist…I don’t care what colour or nationality you are. You kill someone any way, gun, knife, garrote, drunk/impaired driving with an automobile, you need to go to jail. Call me old fashioned, I believe you need to be accountable for your actions…period!

    1. AGREED! People should think ahead of what their actions could bring to others. Also, authorities should severely punish infractions the FIRST TIME! A shaking finger isn’t going to help. I blame the courts for letting it get to this. No consequences until something “real” bad happens, then still nothing will change and there will still be no justice for the innocent. Proactive instead of reactive. Let the punishment fit the crime!

    2. MORE MENTAL HEALTH INTERVENTIONS NEED TO TAKE PLACE. NOT ENOUGH MENTAL INSTITUTIONS. IF PATRICK CUSIOUS NEEDS MENTAL HEALTH THEN THIS POOR SOUL NEEDS OUR HELP. INCREASE OUR TAXES TO FIND INSTITUTIONS TO HELP HER.

      1. BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH
        … YOU SPEAK OUT OF YOUR A$$ AND SPEW SHIT! IT MEANS NOTHING! JUST LIKE YOU, YOU HAVE NO MEANING! YOU’RE JUST A FOUL STENCH POLLUTING THE AIR!

    3. WOW! ANYONE WONDER WHY k1dPR ASSHOLE WASNT THIS PASSIONATE VERBALLY ABOUT PATRICK CUSIOUS? NO ACCOUNTABILITY FOR CUSIOUS. HE IS ONE OF THEM. PERIOD!!

    1. Oh look it’s that dumbass Alberto aka fero2amadmikegeedubb up ranting. He is the one that needs dire mental health intervention. Just look at his crazy rants. Obviously he is a total psycho and suffers from acute insomnia. Up posting a 3:00 am as usual. Off his meds or on a meth trip. El Paso’s own section 8 welfare queen and bigot/racist.

    2. Getting drunk and driving your car into a house is not a mental health issue. it’s a crime. And Patrick Cusious doesn’t need mental health help. He needs to be strapped to an electric chair.

    1. The only thing al pendejo can procreate is slime. It oozes out of beto jerko’s ass.That where he hides most of his days until it wakes up and posts it’s garbage on this site.

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