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Mother of Casa Grande murder suspect speaks out

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(Associated Press) - The mother of one of the suspects in a quadruple shooting in Casa Grande, Arizona, says she feels shock, horror and dismay.

Mary Lou Rodriguez said in a written statement that she is the mother of Alec Javier Perez, one of two suspects held in the slaying of four people Thursday in the southern Arizona city.

Rodriguez says she loves her son but does not condone or accept violent behavior. Rodriguez expressed condolences to the victims' loved ones.

Police say 31-year-old Alec Javier Perez and 22-year-old Rodney Ortiz Jr. remain jailed after being arrested Thursday on suspicion of four counts of first-degree murder.

The victims are identified as 32-year-old Justin Allen Yates, 27-year-old Jose Martin Aguilera, 31-year-old Connie Carrera and 29-year-old Crysta Proctor.

Police said Proctor was the estranged wife of Perez.


The victims have been identified as 32-year-old Justin Allen Yates, 27-year-old Jose Martin Aguilera, 31-year-old Connie Carrera, and 29-year-old Crysta Proctor.

Investigators have determined this was a domestic violence crime, according to the release.

Two suspects, Alec Javier Perez, 31 and Rodney Ortiz Jr., 22, were taken into custody and booked into the Pinal County Adult Detention Center Thursday night, according to a CGPD media release.

One of the victims, Crysta Proctor, was the estranged wife of suspect Alec Perez.

Investigators have asked the Pinal County Attorney’s Office to charge both suspects with 4 counts of 1st Degree Murder. 

This remains an ongoing investigation and anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Detective E. Ward at (520) 421-8711 ext. 6032. 

UPDATE: There are now two suspects in custody after Thursday's quadruple homicide, according to the Casa Grande Police Department. Names of the victims and suspects are being withheld, but authorities say there are no outstanding suspects in this case. 

Stay with KVOA News 4 Tucson for updates as they become available. 


Police in Casa Grande say they don't a motive yet after four people have been found fatally shot inside a housing duplex.
But they say it's an isolated crime, the shooter knew the victims and it appears to stem from some kind of domestic issue.
Police and medical personnel discovered the victims "in a duplex type of residence" about 8:45 p.m. Thursday following a 911 call about gunfire.
The names of the four adult victims haven't been released and police say it's unclear if they are all related.
Police say one possible suspect is in custody and they are talking to another person who may have been involved.
They say weapons have been recovered, but it's still unclear whether they were used in the killings.

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