TEXARKANA, Texas -- A Nash, Texas, teenager accused of killing his family in May has had his court case reset for January.
Cesar Olalde, 18, was in court Monday with his attorney, Public Defender Jeff Harrelson. No new information was discussed and the case was reset for 9 a.m. January, 2024 at the Bi-State Justice Building.
Olalde has been indicted on charges of capital murder of multiple persons and capital murder of a child under 10. He pleaded not guilty at a previous hearing and remains in Bi-State Detention Center on a $10 million bail.
Olalde allegedly killed his parents, Reuben Olalde and Aida Garcia, along with older sister Lisbet Olalde and 5-year-old brother Oliver Olalde on May 23 at the family's home in Nash, according to an arrest affidavit. Each person had been shot repeatedly, and police found multiple spent cartridges on the floor.
Punishment for capital murder in Texas is either the death penalty or life in prison without parole. Prosecutors in Bowie County have not yet announced if they will seek the death penalty for Olalde.
A coworker of Lisbet Olalde went to the Olalde house the morning of May 23 when Lisbet did not show up for work. The coworker and another family member were able to get inside house, where Cesar reportedly met them with a gun, according to the affidavit.
The coworker told police Cesar said he had killed his family because they were cannibals and were going to eat him, according to the affidavit.