Illegal Alien from Venezuela Who Raped and Murdered 12-Year-Old Jocelyn Nungaray is the Son of Former Maduro Regime Official

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Johan Jose Martinez Rangel (Left) with his mother, Nazareth Rangel Palacios (Right) – Source: Daily Mail

One of the illegal aliens from Venezuela charged with raping and murdering 12-year-old Jocelyn Nungaray is the son of a former Maduro regime official.

Johan Jose Martinez Rangel, 22, is one of two men possibly facing the death penalty for the rape and murder of Nungaray Houston, Texas last month.

It has been revealed that he is the son of Nazareth Rangel Palacios, a former councilwoman for Nicolas Maduro’s party and a vocal militant for the United Socialist Party of Venezuela.

Daily Mail reported:

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One of the Venezuelan migrants accused of raping and killing a 12-year-old girl is the son of an ex-government official in the socialist nation, has learned.

Johan Jose Martinez Rangel, 22, is one of two men who could face the death penalty for the capital murder of Jocelyn Nungaray, who was found strangled in a creek earlier this month in Houston, Texas.

Following Martinez Rangel’s arrest, Venezuelans from his home state of Guarico began flagging on social media that his mother Nazareth Rangel Palacios is a staunch supporter of Nicolas Maduro and served as a councilwoman for his party.

Venezuela’s electoral registry shows Martinez Rangel and Rangel Palacios share the same address in San Juan de Los Morros.

Rangel Palacios was a vocal militant for the ruling party, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, and was photographed with her son in pro-government events until he left the country in about 2018.

Rangel is believed to have entered Colombia before crossing into the U.S. via Mexico illegally in March. also confirmed his identity by speaking to one of his childhood friends, who said he did not want to discuss Martinez Rangel’s alleged crimes.

‘He was my friend when we were kids and it’s very sad that he did what he did,’ Lias Brandont told

Martinez Rangel’s family connections have emerged as Univision aired a video they said shows the murder suspect snorting a substance that appears to be cocaine the day of Nungaray’s killing. 

The footage appears to show the suspect wearing the same hat and accessories he had on when he was pictured next to Nungaray before her murder.

As reported by The Gateway Pundit, the murder rate in socialist Venezuela has fallen to a 22-year-low as violent criminals have fled the country in search of new opportunities.

The South American nation, which has endured one of the world’s most severe economic and humanitarian crises over the past decade, has seen a significant decline in its population as millions of Venezuelans abandon the socialist revolution initiated by the late Hugo Chavez.

This situation has also led to a mass exodus of many of its violent criminals, some of whom have sought “refuge” in the U.S. on an open invitation from the Biden regime. As a result, the notorious Tren de Aragua gang from Venezuela has established operations across the United States.

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