Man wanted in Durham double murder held, 6 killed in Durham in 2019

February 28, 2019 | Brainwave Science


A young man named Jose Maneul Vargas-Regino of Durham was arrested in Presidio, Texas on Tuesday night, by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers. Vargas-Regino was arrested trying to cross into Mexico. He is a young man of 20. He has been accused of fatally shooting two men on New Year’s Day. Both his victims were found lying outside dead along the 2000 block of House Avenue.  Jose Manuel Vargas-Regino, 20, was in a car heading south through the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s port of entry in Presidio, Texas, just west of Big Bend National Park, authorities said. His name popped up on a national crime database, and a fingerprint match showed that he was wanted by Durham police, authorities said.

The Police, last month had charged Vargas-Regino and another man, Jonathan Cabrera, with two counts of murder in Jan 1 death of Murilio Zurito Domingo, 24, and Bertin Vasquez Mendoza, 26.

Jonathan Cabrera aged 18, was arrested about a week after the shootings and charged with two counts of accessory after the fact of murder. He posted a $50,000 bond and has been released from jail.  Cabrera’s victim on New Year’s day was Keith Antonio Watson, 29, of Durham. He was killed in the 4200 block of Larchmont Road earlier on that day.

It was just after 8 p.m. that day when police discovered the bodies of Domingo and Mendoza in the 2000 block of House Avenue. On Jan. 9, investigators charged Jonathan Cabrera, 18, of Durham with two counts of accessory after the fact of murder in connection with the shootings. Police have not talked of a motive yet. The accused, Vargas-Regino is in custody in Brewster County, Texas, where he is awaiting extradition.

The officials of Durham have asked for help from city residents to reduce violence in the community.


 2019 has been rather violent and unjust for the people of Durham. The mayor of Durham has expressed that several groups, including a robbery task force and a gang-reduction steering committee, are working to reduce violent crime

The mayor has expressed that several groups, including a robbery task force and a gang-reduction steering committee, are working to reduce violent crime Durham has seen 6 homicides since January. This includes the killing of a woman and her 10-month-old child. Of the 6, three fatal shootings in Durham took place on New Year’s Day. The other homicides were reported in Durham in January: Ramir Reams, 22, was charged with killing his 10-month-old daughter and her mother on Jan. 11 in a Suffolk Street home. Frank Bernard Leathers Jr., 25, was charged with killing a man at HomeTowne Studios on N.C. Highway 55 on Jan. 24.

Justice must not wait while the state Legislature is being pressed to pass statewide common sense gun laws, like implementing background checks and restricting gun sales at flea markets or to allow communities to pass such laws. Man wanted in Durham

There is a pressing need to solve these cases quickly so that justice is served to the arrested, irrespective of their innocence or guilt. It must be ascertained if the 6 murders are linked or not. Conventional investigation and interrogation methods are not efficient in terms of time/cost or manpower.


The people of Durham would like this case to be solved as soon as possible, so as to be able to bring closure to the families of the 6 victims. They shall be benefitted greatly with the use of a revolutionary technology called iCognative. It has been developed and is marketed by Brainwave Science, headquartered in Massachusetts,  United States of America.

iCognative is an accurate way to determine whether crime-specific information is present in the minds of the suspect. It does so with an accuracy of more than 99%. The technology is highly reliable. It is applicable in around 85-90% of criminal and civil cases. The operators from the agencies find it extremely to learn and use. Being a technology, which requires only a specialized headset and a computer, iCognative is a highly portable intelligence gathering method. Man wanted in Durham

The advantage of iCognative over conventional interrogative methods is that it does not involve the torture of the subjects. iCognative is helpful to a wide range of agencies, such as law enforcement, anti-trafficking, counter-terrorism units, national security, border security, and immigration.

Once the suspect is captured, iCognative can be used as a multi-functional tool to help the authorities to elicit the truth from him or her. Criminals will usually deny awareness of specific or sensitive data. iCognative is a reliable and accurate technology to conduct a screening test on the suspects.

The suspect is supposed to wear a headset equipped with EEG sensors to pick up electrical responses to stimuli which are flashed on a screen. Stimuli consist of images, words or phrases of evidence related to the crime.

In the case of the new year’s day double homicide, evidence such as details of site of the crime like pictures and names of the street-2000 block of House Avenue, appearance of the home, details  of murder weapon, what the victim was wearing at the time, can be input into the iCognative system in order to conduct a screening test of Vargas-Regino. Stimuli related to crimes, recovered after an investigation by the agencies, can be used for Cabrera, and the other suspects upon arrest. Man wanted in Durham

The iCognative test usually lasts around 45-minutes. It accurately tells whether the subject’s brain is aware of the crime-specific details or not.

Investigating agencies in Durham must try iCognative in order to fully appreciate its power, in the intelligence gathering field. It can help expedite crucial tasks in the investigation of these disturbing homicide cases involving young men. iCognative will help get important case related information before the suspect is extradited.

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