Raul Seguira-Rodriguez is currently in prison for double murders, police have added more murders to their extensive body count. It is believed that Rodriguez and two others murdered and robbed drug dealers. Hit the jump to read the rest of the story.
Already in prison on charges of double murder, Raul Segura-Rodriguez was charged with four additional killings on Wednesday, as authorities expand allegations against a crew they believe is responsible for a steep death toll.
Law enforcement officials believe Segura-Rodriguez was part of a trio that trafficked drugs around the city — and occasionally robbed and killed prospective buyers. He, Augustin Toscano, and Arturo Ibarra are believed to be behind a dozen killings.
Toscano and Segura-Rodriguez were apprehended in a firefight with police late February, after allegedly trying to escape a home where they had bound and slit the throats of three men. A Chicago police officer was shot in the leg in the shoot-out, and Ibarra, the leader of the group, was killed.
One of the throat-slit men survived, and the other two died from their injuries, leading to double-murder charges against Segura-Rodriguez and Toscano.
But on Wednesday, authorities laid several more deaths at the feet of Segura-Rodriguez.
According to WLS, four men were found bound and shot in the head in a garage in September of 2010, and evidence ties Segura-Rodriguez to the crime. As yet, Toscano has not been charged with any further murders.
In a bizarre twist to the story, investigators say that Segura-Rodriguez “worshipped a Mexican saint of death,” the Chicago Sun-Times writes.