On August 1, 2022 Jose Paulino Pascual Reyes, 37, was charged with murdering his girlfriend Sandra Vazquez Ceja, 29, and her 14-year-old son in Tallapoosa County, Alabama. Sandra's 12-year-old daughter was tied up, but she escaped. Jose was Sandra's live in boyfriend, he was an illegal immigrant.
Sandra and her two children moved in with Jose in February 2022. Jose had already been deported from the United States in years prior, but he came back shortly afterwards.
On July 24, 2022 Sandra and her 14-year-old son were brutally murdered in a trailer park home that they lived in with Jose.
Sandra and her son were then cut up into pieces. Jose is accused of the double homicide. Sandra's 12-year-old daughter was tied up to a bed post allegedly by Jose and given alcohol to drink, which kept her in an drunken state.
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Sandra and her son lay dead in the trailer park for a week. Sandra's daughter was held hostage during the same time frame. At one point on August 1st, the girl was able to chew away rope and tape around her to get free.
The girl used her braces to help rip away the bondage. As a result she had bloody cuts in her mouth, but she was able to free herself and escape.
The girl ran outside around 8 in the morning, a passerby in a vehicle saw her and stopped. The good samaritan allowed the girl to get in the car and police were called.
Authorities arrived to the trailer park and found Sandra and her son dead and dismembered. Jose was arrested and charged with 2 counts of capital murder, two counts of abuse of a corpse, and first degree kidnapping.
The girl is now in the custody of Tallapoosa County Child Protective Services.