by Brian Wise
PECOS- A stabbing in Pecos turned into more in-depth story. On Friday, NewsWest 9 discovered that Felix Ornelas Jr., the victim of 17 stab wounds on Wednesday, was a registered sex offender.
His girlfriend, Robbyn Ochoa, told officers she stabbed him for attacking her. A six and eight year-old were at the home but were taken by grandparents. It was unclear why Ornelas was allowed in the same house with other children if he was registered as a sex offender for molesting a 13-year-old girl.
Ornelas is registered as a "moderate" threat. Pecos County Police Chief Clay McKinney says that even though he is registered, he can see other children except for his victim.
"We called him something different. Juni, we called him Juni," Jimmy Yniguez said.
Another member of the neighborhood, Montgomery, who didn't give his full name, said things like this aren't uncommon in this area.