According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents encountered Ayala, and six other co-defendants hiding in the brush in the High Lonesome Mountains on June 22, 2022.
The threats were made at Permian High School, Nimitz Middle School, and the Alternative Center. All three were charged with a Class A Misdemeanor Threat or Exhibition of a Weapon on School Grounds or Bus
Jesus Trevino Castillo was charged with two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and an additional five counts of Indecency with a Child. After hearing evidence during the earlier part of the week, the jury found Castillo guilty of all charges on Wednesday morning after less than two hours of deliberating.
The judge ordered his life sentences to run concurrently and ordered his probation revocation sentence to run consecutively, meaning he must serve the 20-year sentence he is already serving before his life sentence begins.
“Not only did this bomb hoax cause the Ector County courthouse and multiple local businesses to be shut down, but the event also required federal and local law enforcement agencies to expend significant time, resources, and taxpayer dollars to render the area safe and identify the perpetrator,” said U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff. “Let this prosecution send a strong message that such behavior will not be tolerated in our communities.”
Mary Kate Hamilton was asked to be a special guest on Nancy Grace’s crime radio show and podcast, Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, for her expert reporting on the tragic case of Alexis Avila, the 18-year-old who threw her newborn baby in a dumpster.
An Associated Press investigation has found that the federal Bureau of Prisons, with an annual budget of nearly $8 billion, is a hotbed of abuse, graft and corruption, and has turned a blind eye to employees accused of misconduct. In some cases, the agency has failed to suspend officers who themselves had been arrested for crimes.