The small town of Cleveland, Texas averages only one murder per year. 2005, however, was no ordinary year. In April, while still grieving the loss of a close loved one who was brutally slain just months before, Luz & Antonio Rodriguez’s lives, too, were taken in a senseless and savage act. Both 80-year-old Antonio and 77-year-old Luz were well loved in Cleveland, where they’d lived for decades. With absolutely no clear motive, Cleveland Police Detectives struggled to find answers.
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