Melecio Camacho, the Mexican national who was living in South Sioux City for perhaps months, who has family still back in Mexico and who was recently arrested, would like a public defender. Not for just another petty crime, but for the vicious rape and murder of a 3 year old girl.
"It was an extremely vicious and brutal crime,"said South Sioux City Police chief Scot Ford.
He said evidence shows that in the middle of the night, Camacho brutality raped and murdered a 3-year old girl while her parents slept.
"The daughter was a victim of an extreme sexual assault," he said.
Apparently Camacho knew the family. The attack took place in the home where the little girl lived with her parents, her brother and a months-old sister. Her mother discovered the crime when she woke up to take care of the baby.
Ford said the suspect apparently entered the home through a window that didn't work properly, and did not wake the family inside the house.
Police say, Camacho fled the home on foot. He had blood on his shirt when a South Sioux City police officer stopped him early Saturday morning. When asked by police why his shirt was bloody he said he was walking home after a scuffle with friends.
After police learned details of the heinous rape and murder, and a sibling of the child was able to provide information on Camacho, he was located in Sioux City, where he was living with three other men all who were arrested on immigration violations.