A Texas teenager murdered his parents and two siblings because he thought they were “cannibals” and “planned to eat him,” according to an affidavit.
Cesar Olalde, 18, faces capital murder charges in the deaths of both his parents, older sister and younger brother during an incident at their family home in Nash, Texas on Tuesday.
According to an affidavit filed Wednesday, Olalde allegedly shot and killed his parents Reuben and Aida, as well as his older sister Lisbet and brother Oliver.
The documents indicate that Olalde shot the four, then dragged their bodies into a bathroom on the property before barricading himself in the house.
It is also claimed that Cesar said at the time of the incident that he killed his family because they were cannibals and were going to eat him.
Photo: Cesar Olalde who was booked at the Bi-State Detention Center in Texarkana, Texas
Pictured: dad Reuben and mum Aida with their daughter Lisbet and youngest son Oliver
Authorities say Joseph Flieder told cops that Olalde said he killed his family, after Flieder stopped by their home to check on his colleague Lisbet who had failed to show up for work.
Flieder told police that other friends and family of the Olaldes had called their local church to inquire about his whereabouts.
Flieder said when he and his wife appeared at the residence, he did not answer the door and another member of the Olalde family arrived on the scene.
The two decided they were going to break into the property to check on the family and were confronted by Olalde as they entered, who allegedly brandished a gun.
After moving his wife out of the residence, Flieder told police that Cesar said he killed his family because they were cannibals and intended to eat him.
It is also claimed that Olalde frequently pointed a gun at Flieder throughout the exchange and also brandished a knife at him.
Flieder managed to escape from the property before Olalde was taken into custody after cops arrived on the scene and surrounded the property.
Inside the residence, authorities said they found each of the victims shot multiple times and dead in a bathroom.
The Nash, Texas family home where the gruesome murders took place
Documents say Olalde (pictured) shot the four and then dragged their bodies into a bathroom on the property before barricading himself in the house
Pictured: Joseph Flieder who arrived home and said he was confronted by Cesar armed with a gun
Law enforcement officers can be seen outside the Olalde family home in Nash, Texas, after the murders
Investigators said it appeared the victims were shot in other parts of the residence and dragged into the bathroom.
Responding police said there were “blood splatters on several surfaces” and “several spent cartridges on the floor”.
The Bowie County Sheriff’s Department said a negotiator was sent home after a confrontation with police and negotiated Cesar’s surrender.
A GoFundMe was set up to help the Olalde family organize a funeral service for the family by Cesar’s older sister, Diana.
She said: ‘On 23/05/2023 my world changed. My whole family, my hard working father, my mother who was a caring and loving person, my sister who was full of life, happiness and dreams, and my little brother who was an amazing, funny and happy child passed away in a tragic turn of events that even in my worst nightmare I could not have dreamed of.
“If these people have ever touched your life in any way, help them and donate. Prayers would also be greatly appreciated.
So far, Diana’s fundraiser has raised over $50,000 to help with funeral expenses
The Bowie County Sheriff’s Department said a negotiator was sent home after a confrontation with police and negotiated Cesar’s surrender
In a statement, the Bowie County Sheriff’s Department said: ‘On May 23, 2023, at approximately 10:48 a.m., the Nash Texas Police Department responded to 563 Lemon Acres in reference to an unknown issue.
“Witnesses at the scene informed officers of the existence of an armed and barricaded individual inside the residence.
“Law enforcement also received reports that several lives had already been taken inside the house.
“A negotiator from the Bowie County Sheriff’s Department established contact with the barricaded individual and successfully negotiated the surrender of the suspect, 18-year-old Cesar Olalde.
“Officers then entered the residence and located four deceased individuals. Olalde was sentenced to the bi-state prison in Texarkana, Texas, for the capital murder of several people.
Bail was set at $10 million for Olalde.