Arrest Made In Months Old Murder Of El Paso Attorney
A central El Paso neighborhood was the scene of a horrific crime last year and put the entire city on edge as the holidays were just about to get underway. 50-year-old Georgette Kaufman and her husband 48-year-old Daniel Kaufman were attacked in their home on the 3000 block of Copper Avenue near Memorial Park on the night of November 14. The El Paso Police said at the time that an unknown assailant had shot both Georgette and Daniel, but Georgette died of her injuries. Daniel was taken to a hospital in critical but stable condition. He has since recovered.
At the time of the incident there were a lot of theories about who might have been responsible for the crime. There were rumors that their son was not at the home at the time of the incident, but it was reported that the then 16-year-old son of the Kaufman's was in Dallas for a fencing tournament at the time of the shootings.
For some time there were rumblings on social media that a grown son of one of the victims might also be involved or it might have been a disgruntled client who was upset with one of the attorneys due to their jobs at the state Attorney General’s office handling child support enforcement. It seems the public will still have to wait for a motive even now that an arrest has been made in the case.
El Paso Police announced that they arrested a suspect on Wednesday. 38 year old Joseph Angel Alvarez was taken into custody by EPPD officers along with SWAT and detectives with the Crimes against Persons unit outside his job near Viscount and Hawkins on the east side. A judge set Alvarez's bond at $2 million the murder of Mrs. Kaufmann and $500,000 for the aggravated assault of Mr. Kaufmann. Police say they are still asking the public for their help so if you have any information on this incident you can call 915-832-4400 or Crime Stoppers of El Paso at 915-566-8477 (TIPS).