Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Suspects Charged For Cook County Sheriff's Deputy Estrada's Homicide

Cuauhtemoc "Temo" Estrada, Gage Thornton and Brandon Jackson

Deputy Sheriff died attempting to stop armed robbery at a X-mas family party in Indiana.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 24, 2013

Bellwood, Indiana - On Monday, Gage Thornton and Brandon Jackson, both 22 and from Bellwood have been charged with one count each for murder and one count each for attempted armed robbery resulting in murder. Both murder suspects were ordered held without bail. If convicted, both Thornton and Jackson are facing life in prison.
Thornton was arrested at Jackson's home and were charged for last Friday's murder of Cook County Sheriff's Deputy Investigator Cuauhtemoc "Temo" Estrada, 50, at a VFW in Bellwood, police reported. Estrada was attending an X-mas family party in Indiana when his daughter, Christina Estrada, 19, and boyfriend were bringing food into the party from a vehicle, they were held up by two mask men in hoodies.
Estrada who was off-duty tried to intervene and take the suspects into custody, but was gunned down as he tried to take his weapon out.
Estrada had worked for Cook County as a deputy for the last 20 years.

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