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Double Murder Suspect Surrenders To Police

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A double murder suspect is on his way back to Colorado Springs.

Gary Vigil, 22, turned himself in Friday to police in El Paso, Texas.

His father told 11 News that after four months on the run, Gary was ready to surrender.

Gary is accused of killing two people, one who police say was several months pregnant with his own child. The incident happened in a parking lot near Platte and Circle on Aug. 10.

The victims were identified as 22-year-old Daniel Castaneda and 24-year-old Camille Root.

Tino Vigil says he talked to his son Wednesday for the first time since the murders. That's when he learned his son's whereabouts: Mexico.

Thursday, Tino walked into the Colorado Springs Police Operations Center to tell homicide detectives where he had just learned his son has been for the past few months.

Tino said he told his son to come back to Colorado to face the murder charges, whether he did it or not.

"My main goal is to get him back here to Colorado Springs to come in front of a the judge and go from there," Tino said.

Tino said Thursday his son is ready to face the situation.

"He doesn't want to be arrested in Mexico, he wants to be arrested at the border."

Tino also had this to say to the families of the victims.

"My sympathies go out to the family of both victims. The Vigil family apologizes.

Gary Vigil is facing first-degree murder charges.

Springs police say they are working with the DA's office to bring Vigil back from Texas to face the charges.


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