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KATHERINE CARDENAS – 2 yo
(2009) – Laredo TX

 MISSING/EXPLOITED CHILDREN :: MURDERED CHILDREN (Over One Year)

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KATHERINE CARDENAS – 2 yo (2009) – Laredo TX

Post by TomTerrific0420
on Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:26 pm

The Laredo police department is still not releasing any new information in
the case of the death of a two-year-old girl.
Not even the medical examiner
will comment on the cause of death.
But the case has touched many in the
community.
Police are calling the death the most gruesome they have ever seen
yet they still wont tell us the details.
Today we went by the home were the
two-year-old girl was found Saturday morning.
As you can see an outpouring of
sympathy for the family, stuff animals,
dolls and even an angel stand in the
front lawn of the home.
Neighbors have also put candles in memory of
Katherine Cardenas.
At this point police are still going through
evidence.
And are interviewing family members and friends of the family to
find out what happened.
According to police an officer found the girl inside
a storage cabinet outside of the home.
They won’t comment on the conditions
of the girl but they do say the case hits home.
Joe Baeza, Laredo Police
Department:
“They
all have children and they are fathers. So whenever you
deal with a
case specifically with a victim this young it is important for
them.”
After performing an autopsy Medical Examiner Coreen Stern ruled the
case a homicide yesterday.
Right now police say they are following strong
leads in the case.

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KATHERINE CARDENAS – 2 yo (2009) – Laredo TX

Post by TomTerrific0420
on Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:13 am

It’s been one year since two-year-old Katherine Cardenas was found brutally
murdered at her west Laredo home.
Since then, arrests have been made and her
accused murderer awaits his day in court.
The house where this all happened
doesn’t look the same anymore, but for the Cardenas family, the pain hasn’t gone
away.
Dealing with death is not easy, but it’s been especially difficult for
members
of one Laredo family who gather around the grave of two-year-oldKatherine Cardenas, admitting they still cannot let go.
“It was
something very sad,” says Katherine’s grandmother, Sylvia Cardenas.Something “we still cannot overcome. And something I think we will never
overcome.”
It’s been one year since the tiny toddler was found dead outside
her west Laredo home.
She had apparently gone missing the day before.

Reportedly found strangled and allegedly raped, the baby’s death struck a
chord
with an entire community, including authorities.
Teddy bears and
balloons are left in her memory.
In the months following, then 16-year-old
Jose Arredondo would be arrested,
charged with capital murder, two counts of
aggravated sexual assault
and one count of aggravated kidnapping and
certified to stand trial as an adult.
One year later, he is still in
isolation at the Webb County Jail held without bond.
Even harder for the
family, Katherine Cardenas’ own mother would also head to jail.
Arrested in
January of this year, she would plead guilty to four counts
of child
abandonment and is currently serving a two-year sentence
and still faces one
count of sexual assault of a minor.
Jose Arredondo, who is accused of killing
Cardenas, is awaiting trial.
He’s expected to be in court later this
month.
Katherine’s mother, Norma Patricia Olguin, still faces once count of
sexual assault of a minor.
The two-year-olds’ six siblings remain in foster
care.


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Post by oviedo45 on Tue
Oct 12, 2010 3:59 am

Accused teen in Katherine Cardenas murder awaits adult certification
By
Ray GomezStory Created: Oct 13, 2009 at 5:08 PM CDT
The teen accused
of killing 2-year-old Katherine Cardenas is still in a lock-up as he awaits to
be certified as an adult.
Tonight we have exclusive photos across the
border.
Even though we know his name, we won’t release it to the public until
he is certified as an adult.
We’re also blurring out his face to kept his
identity somewhat secret until that happens.
While it is not against the law
to identify or show teens that commit crimes, it is a moral issue that we take
seriously.
After being escorted across the border from Nuevo Laredo, the
teenager was sent to a juvenile facility in Duval County.
We’re told he’ll
stay there until Webb County can try him as an adult.
The district attorney’s
office is planning to make a capital murder case, one of the first in Webb
County in more than a decade since it was such a horrendous crime.
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Post by oviedo45 on Tue
Oct 12, 2010 4:00 am

Teen indicted in Katherine Cardenas murder, death ruled strangulation
By
KGNS NewsStory Created: Jun 15, 2010Story Updated: Jun 15,
2010
Nine months after her death, we now know the cause of death of two year
old Katherine Cardenas.
The information is in an indictment presented to a
grand jury earlier today.
According to the indictment, 16 year old Jose
Arredondo allegedly caused the two year old’s death by strangulation.
Also in
the indictment, it states Arredondo caused the penetration of the sexual organ
of Katherine Cardenas.
After a lengthy hearing with a grand jury today, the
indictment was handed down this afternoon.
The district attorney will be the
lead prosecutor in the case.
Arredondo is being charged with capital murder
in the death of baby Katherine, along with two counts of aggravated sexual
assault and one count of aggravated kidnapping.
The murder of the two year
old girl happened back in September of last year, and it took more than six
months for the teen to be certified to stand trial as an adult.
Arredondo is
being held in the Webb County Jail, in isolation from the general population,
for his own safety.
If convicted, Arredondo could face life in prison, but
not the death penalty.
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Post by oviedo45 on Tue
Oct 12, 2010 4:04 am

Family remembers Katherine Cardenas one year later
By KGNS
NewsStory Created: Sep 5, 2010Story Updated: Sep 5, 2010
It’s
been one year since two-year-old Katherine Cardenas was found brutally murdered
at her west Laredo home.

Since then, arrests have been made and her
accused murdered waits his day in court.

The house where this all
happened doesn’t look the same anymore, but for the Cardenas family, the pain
hasn’t gone away.

Dealing with death is not easy, but it’s been
especially difficult for members of one Laredo family who gather around the
grave of two-year-old Katherine Cardenas, admitting they still cannot let
go.

“It was something very sad,” says Katherine’s grandmother, Sylvia
Cardenas. Something “we still cannot overcome. And something I think we will
never overcome.”

It’s been one year since the tiny toddler was found dead
outside her west Laredo home.

She had apparently gone missing the day
before.

Reportedly found strangled and allegedly raped, the baby’s death
struck a chord with an entire community, including authorities.

Teddy
bears and balloons are left in her memory.

In the months following, then
16-year-old Jose Arredondo would be arrested charged with capital murder, two
counts of aggravated sexual assault and one count of aggravated kidnapping and
certified to stand trial as an adult.

One year later, he is still in
isolation at the Webb County Jail held without bond.

Even harder for the
family, Katherine Cardenas’ own mother would also head to jail.

Arrested
in January of this year, she would plead guilty to four counts of child
abandonment and is currently serving a two-year sentence and still faces one
count of sexual assault of a minor.

Jose Arredondo, who is accused of
killing Cardenas, is awaiting trial.

He’s expected to be in court later
this month.

Katherine’s mother, Norma Patricia Olguin, still faces once
count of sexual assault of a minor.

The two-year-olds six siblings remain
in foster care.
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Post by oviedo45 on Tue
Oct 12, 2010 4:20 am

Katherine Cardenas’ mother facing felony
charges
By KGNS News
Story Created:
Jan 14, 2010 Story Updated: Jan 14, 2010
We have a major development to
report in the case of two-year-old Katherine Cardenas.

The two-year-old
girl was found dead at her home back in September of last year.

Many
people have been wondering why her mother was never held responsible, but she’s
facing felony charges now.

Norma Palacios Holguin has been indicted on 13
felony counts.

Twelve of those are for child abandonment; the other for
aggravated sexual assault of a minor.

According to the Webb County
District Attorney, the charges stem from the woman allegedly leaving her
children alone at home.
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Post by oviedo45 on Tue
Oct 12, 2010 4:21 am

Baby Cardenas’ Alleged Killer Pleads Not
Guilty
By KGNS News
Story Created:
Jun 26, 2010 Story Updated: Jun 27, 2010
Two-year-old Katherine Cardenas’
alleged killer pleads not guilty to capital murder charges. After a lengthy
process before a grand jury Friday, and after finally being
indicted–16-year-old Jose Arredondo plead not guilty for the alleged murder of
baby Katherine. Arredondo is being charged with capital murder, along with two
counts of aggravated sexual assault and one count of aggravated kidnapping.
Court documents state the 2-year-old died from strangulation and was also
allegedly raped. Last week, District Attorney Isidro “Chilo” Alaniz told Pro 8
News that even though the case has received much media attention, the trial will
likely stay in Laredo. Alaniz will also be the lead prosecutor in that
case.
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Post by oviedo45 on Tue
Oct 12, 2010 4:22 am

District Attorney preparing for Cardenas
case
By KGNS News
Story Created: Apr
6, 2010 Story Updated: Apr 7, 2010
The District Attorney’s office will start
reviewing evidence in the Katherine Cardenas murder case on Monday.
Sixteen
year old Jose Arredondo was certified to stand trial as an adult last
week.
Arredondo faces one count of capital murder, two counts of aggravated
sexual assault and one count of aggravated kidnapping.
If found guilty,
Arredondo could face life in prison without parole, but not the death
penalty.
He is currently being held in the Webb County Jail without
bond.
He is isolated from the general population for his own
safety.
Katherine Cardenas’ mother, 27 year old Norma Patricia Olguin will
have a pre-trial on April 12th.
Olguin is facing one count of sexual assault
of a child and 12 counts of abandoning a child.
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Post by oviedo45 on Tue
Oct 12, 2010 4:26 am

Dr. Nelson refuses to comment on LISD truant officer case,
spokesperson sends condolences to Cardenas family
By Ray
Gomez
Story Created: Oct 21, 2009 Story Updated: Oct 21,
2009
Laredo ISD board members and superintendent Dr. Marcus Nelson did not
take any action involving a truancy officer who failed to report kids alone at a
Westside home.

According to LISD spokesperson, the superintendent last
night presented information about the case to the LISD board
members.

They discussed the incident behind close doors for a couple of
hours. Then came back with no action taken in the matter.

Dr. Nelson
would not grant us an interview today, but his LISD spokesperson says he gave
his condolences to the Katherine Cardenas family:

“This is a very serious
issue concerning our LISD community. The fact that a life was lost makes this a
priority and how we handle it.”

Dr. Nelson says he will meet with Santa
Maria Elementary employees next week.

That’s the school were the truant
officer was based out of before he was fired.

He went to check on the
well-being of one of Katherine Cardenas’ siblings the day before her death and
found little Katherine and others alone at home.

The truant officer told
several others at Santa Maria Elementary including the principal and counselors
and they failed to do anything either.

Little Katherine was killed hours
later.

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Post by oviedo45 on Tue
Oct 12, 2010 4:27 am

LISD fires truant officer, suspends principal in connection with
Katherine Cardenas murder
By Ray
Gomez
Story Created: Oct 13, 2009 Story Updated: Oct 14,
2009
A Laredo Independent School District attendance officer has been
arrested and terminated this afternoon and the principal of Santa Maria
Elementary placed on administrative leave.
All this for failing to report
neglect and abandonment of 4 young children back in September, one being
Katherine Cardenas who was later found dead.
An LISD attendance officer has
been arrested this afternoon and a campus administrator has been placed on leave
in connection with Katherine Cardenas, the young girl found dead last
month.
LISD police officers arrested district attendance officer Ricardo
Perez this afternoon for his failure to notify child protective services of the
abandonment of Cardenas and her brothers and sisters.
“He was charged with a
class b misdemeanor for failure to report neglect of children to child
protective services. He was also terminated from employment with lLISD,” LISD
Communications Director told Pro 8 News.
2-year-old Katherine Cardenas was
later found dead inside of a storage unit located outside of her home.

According to LISD officials, the principal of Santa Maria Elementary, Nora
Santos and 3 other staff members instructed Perez to call CPS after discovering
the unsupervised children. Since this was not done in this case, Santos has been
placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the district’s internal
investigation.
We will bring you more on this developing story at 6 and
10.
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Post by oviedo45 on Tue
Oct 12, 2010 4:29 am

Santa Maria Elementary principal
reinstated
By KGNS News
Story
Created: Mar 19, 2010 Story Updated: Mar 19, 2010
The principal for Santa
Maria Elementary will be back at work on Monday morning.

She was
reinstated on Friday, March 12th, after being placed on administrative leave
pending the outcome of the investigation in the case of Katherine Cardenas.

LISD truancy officer allegedly visited the Cardenas home just days
before the girl was found murdered and reported a case involving the Cardenas
family to the principal.

He was subsequently fired, but he filed a
grievance against the district.

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Accused Murderer Jose Arredondo In Court
Story Created:
Sep 26, 2011 CDT
Story Updated: Sep 26, 2011
Jose Eduardo Arredondo
entering the 49th district court Monday morning for a hearing.
At one point
looking back and smiling at his family.
It’s our first glimpse of the
accused murderer since he was arrested back in June of 2010 at only
16-years-old.
This mug shot of the then juvenile shows the difference the
months have made.
Months, authorities say, that for his protection have been
spent in isolation at the Webb county jail.
“We refrain to make any comment
to the media so we are being compliant with that agreement.”
A gag order
placed on the case is keeping everyone silent.
But details spoken inside the
courtroom include the defense attorney asking for a hearing about the autopsy
performed on the two-year-old victim.
Recent questions surrounding the Webb
county medical examiner’s status and whether or not she was a valid Texas
medical examiner at the time of the death have opened the door for the defense
to ask if the autopsy was even valid.
Attorney Oscar Pena wouldn’t speak of
the details and would only say that dates have been set.
“That’s a pretrial
and a hearing on the motion to suppress.”
Details of the autopsy will be
discussed in December.
The tragic case of a little girl sexually abused then
strangled is one that has gained much attention since her death in September of
2009.
But justice for Katherine Cardenas will not come until the week of
March 26th, when the trial is scheduled to start next year.
Annette Garcia
Pro 8 news.
The 16-year-old Arredondo was arrested six months after the death
of Cardenas.
About six months later he was certified to stand trial as an
adult.
He faces life in prison if found guilty.http://www.pro8news.com/news/local/Accused-Murderer-Jose-Arredondo-In-Court-130597358.html

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