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Nash, Texas, teen who allegedly killed family in court Monday

by Lori Dunn | September 9, 2023 at 11:00 p.m.

TEXARKANA, Texas -- A teenager accused of killing his family is scheduled to appear in court Monday for a pretrial hearing.

Cesar Olalde, 18, 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 before Judge John Tidwell at Bi-State Justice Center.

Olalde remains in the Bi-State Detention Center on a $10 million bail. He is represented by Bowie County Public Defender Jeff Harrelson.

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, Texas, 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.

Olalde was scheduled to graduate from Texarkana Independent School District's Options School a few days after the alleged murders.

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