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Today in Latin American History

Mexican Serial Killer Ángel Maturino Reséndiz aka “The Railway Killer” was Killed in 2006

Mexican Serial Killer Ángel Maturino Reséndiz aka “The Railway Killer” was Killed in 2006

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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.

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