Today in Latin American History
Mexican Serial Killer Ángel Maturino Reséndiz aka “The Railway Killer” was Killed in 2006
Photo: Ángel Maturino Reséndiz
Today in Latin American history, Mexican serial killer Ángel Maturino Reséndiz known as “The Railway Killer” was killed in 2006.
He was responsible for as many as 15 murders across the United States and Mexico during the 1990s.
He became known as “The Railroad (or Railway) Killer” as most of his crimes were committed near railroads where he had jumped off the trains he was using to travel about the country.
He surrendered to the Texas authorities on July 13, 1999, he was later tried and sentenced to death row.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Buenos Aires was taken during the first British invasion of the Río de la Plata in 1806
- Today in LatAm history, the FIFA World Cup match of Hungary & Brazil turned violent and 3 players were ejected in 1954
- Today in LatAm history, the President of Uruguay Juan María Bordaberry dissolved the Parliament & set up a dictatorship in 1973
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian model Bruna Tenório who has been on the cover of Vogue Magazine was born in 1989