MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- 22-year-old Efrain Garcia-Sotelo waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, January 28th. The court then found probable cause in the case and bound Garcia-Sotelo over for trial. Garcia-Sotelo is the Milwaukee man accused in the stabbing deaths of his sister and his father.
Garcia-Sotelo faces two counts of first degree intentional homicide (use of a dangerous weapon) in the deaths of Martha Garcia and Moses Garcia-Macias. He will enter pleas to the charges on February 11th.
Police were called out to the area of 20th and Lapham on Thursday night, January 15th. They found Martha Garcia’s body in a bedroom closet, and the body of Moses Garcia-Macias in the kitchen.
Martha Garcia had suffered numerous lacerations to her back, neck and chest — and Moses Garcia-Macias suffered lacerations to his chest, stomach and back. A bloodstained green and white paring knife was located under a bloodstained pillow in the bedroom, police say. A Medical Examiner performed and autopsy, and ruled the deaths homicides.
The criminal complaint indicates Efrain Garcia-Sotelo admitted to police he killed his father and sister — saying he had a “long-standing grudge” against his father for “always yelling at him” and he had a grudge against his sister because she was “sluttish” and not acting as a good mother.
Garcia-Sotelo told police he killed his sister on Monday, January 12th after the kids went to school — stabbing her and then rolling her body into the closet, according to the complaint. Garcia-Sotelo said he “knew he would get caught, but that it was the right thing to do.”
On Thursday, January 15th, Garcia-Sotelo told police his father discovered his sister’s body in the closet — and that’s when Garcia-Sotelo stabbed his father, police say. Garcia-Sotelo’s mother and nieces tried to stop him from stabbing his father, and were cut.
Police say Garcia-Sotelo told them the sleep he got in jail after killing his father and sister was “the best sleep he had in ten years.”