Borderland Crimes
“We Feel Like We’re Being Hunted:” 23 Killed at El Paso Walmart in Suspected Hate Crime

“We Feel Like We’re Being Hunted:” 23 Killed at El Paso Walmart in Suspected Hate Crime

August 3, 2020

Michelle Grady is one of the dozens of people who was shot on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at a Walmart superstore in El Paso, Texas. She survived, but 23 people were killed. The shooter is facing nearly 100 charges, including federal hate crime charges, accused of targeting Hispanics. This is a story of survival and recovery in the year since the Cielo Vista Walmart massacre.

“This is Bizarre:” Police Ask Local TV News Outlets to Broadcast a Decapitated Head

“This is Bizarre:” Police Ask Local TV News Outlets to Broadcast a Decapitated Head

May 20, 2020

In 1995, a woman’s spray-painted body parts, including her severed head, were found across town.

Police in El Paso, Texas, didn't know who she was.

Investigators made an unprecedented request of local newsrooms in the hopes of identifying her, and finding who killed and dismembered her.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233

El Paso Center Against Sexual & Family Violence Crisis Line: (915) 593-7300

Love Is Respect: text LOVEIS to 22522

Massacre at Las Cruces Bowl: America’s Largest Unsolved Mass Shooting

Massacre at Las Cruces Bowl: America’s Largest Unsolved Mass Shooting

February 9, 2020

On Feb. 10, 1990, two men shot seven people while robbing a bowling alley in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Four of the victims died. Three of the dead were children, ages 13, 6 and 2. All of the victims were shot at point-blank range. Thirty years have passed and the killers have yet to be brought to justice in what is now one of the bloodiest mass shootings in the nation.

Killing for Custody: The Life and Death of Bill Wolff

Killing for Custody: The Life and Death of Bill Wolff

November 18, 2019

A college professor was found shot to death on a sidewalk. Detectives learn the victim and his ex-wife were in the midst of a custody battle so bitter, months before his murder she had secretly fled to Mexico with their daughter. Around that time, the professor's former father-in-law was looking for a 'sicario,' someone who would kill for money. The murder investigation expands into an international search for the victim's missing daughter.

Witness to a Murder: An update on the Life and Death of Rick Madrigal

Witness to a Murder: An update on the Life and Death of Rick Madrigal

September 23, 2019

Marinda Palacios saw her friend, Rick Madrigal, get shot to death by her boyfriend.
Leonel Hernandez was convicted of Rick's murder.
Months after podcast host Stephanie Valle reached out to Marinda, she talks about what happened that night, the hours she spent with the killer after the murder, and how she was accused of murder by Leonel's own defense team.

“Hey, are you alive?”: The life and death of Rick Madrigal

“Hey, are you alive?”: The life and death of Rick Madrigal

June 24, 2019

A former radio DJ lays dead inside his apartment. Detectives believe his death is connected to a tip about a case of a possible kidnapping and murder. The investigation uncovered a twisted relationship that may have entangled the victim and led to his death.

Borderland Crimes: An Introduction

Borderland Crimes: An Introduction

June 24, 2019

Welcome to a podcast that’s made for the Borderland, a corner of the U.S. Southwest where Texas, New Mexico and old Mexico meet. This brief episode is a taste of what's to come: in-depth storytelling focusing on the some of the area's notorious crimes and those behind them. Listen and subscribe. Produced by KVIA-TV, ABC-7 and longtime journalist and former court reporter Stephanie Valle.

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