By Brian Wise
PECOS - A stabbing in Pecos turned into more in-depth story. On Friday, NewsWest 9 discovered that [name withheld], the victim of 17 stab wounds on Wednesday, was a registered sex offender.
His girlfriend, Robbyn Ochoa, told officers she stabbed him for attacking her. A six and eight year-old were at the home but were taken by grandparents. It was unclear why [name withheld] was allowed in the same house with other children if he was registered as a sex offender for molesting a 13-year-old girl.
[name withheld] is registered as a "moderate" threat. Pecos County Police Chief Clay McKinney says that even though he is registered, he can see other children except for his victim.
"I don't know the stipulation of his parole because I haven't seen it. The only thing that would change that is if one of those children were the victim from the offense," McKinney said.
The address that he was living at did not match the address Pecos Police have him registered.
According to neighbors, it seemed like the two knew each other and were living together for a long time. His friends in the neighborhood knew [name withheld] by another name.
"We called him something different. Juni, we called him Juni," Jimmy Yniguez said.
Another member of the neighborhood, Montgomery, who didn't give his full name, said things like this aren't uncommon in this area.
"This is the east side. A little bit of everything happens around here," Montgomery said.