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Husband 'relieved' after suspect is charged for killing wife in central El Paso

Joseph Angel Alvarez (credit: El Paso Police Department)
Joseph Angel Alvarez (credit: El Paso Police Department)
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Daniel Kaufman, whose wife was shot and killed in central El Paso last year, said he is relieved to hear that someone has been charged for the crime.

El Paso police arrested 38-year-old Joseph Angel Alvarez on September 8, 2021.

According to the arrest affidavit, Alvarez conducted the crime because he didn't agree with the beliefs or political views of the victims.

He was arrested in connection with the death of 50-year-old Georgette Kauffman and the assault on Daniel Kaufmann.

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The shooting happened on November 14, 2020, at the 3000 block of Copper Avenue in central El Paso.

According to the arrest affidavit, officers found Georgette Kauffman's body in the garage with the engine of the vehicle on and the driver's side door was ajar.

The document states after Alvarez shot Georgette made his way through the detached garage door and entered the backyard to the residence.

Alvarez then walked up a flight of stairs to an outdoor patio deck. He then attempted to make an entry into the residence, by checking the door but found the wrought iron door to be locked.

Daniel Kauffman heard a noise at the back door and believed it was his wife. Alvarez then fired a shot through the closed wrought iron door striking Daniel Kauffman, according to the document.

Daniel Kauffman told KFOX14 that he was shot at five times, once in the head, once in the shoulder and once in the wrist. He said the shooter missed twice.

The affidavit stated that Daniel Kauffman fell to the ground and crawled to his bedroom and eventually gathered bearing to the front door and ran out to the front door of his residence to his neighbor's house to call 911.

During the investigation, investigators obtained a Google geofence search warrant. A geofence warrant is a search warrant signed by a judge allowing law enforcement to search a database to find all mobile devices within a particular geofence area.

The search warrant data provided by Google found Alvarez was present in the area on two occasions. One on Nov. 10, 2020, and the other on the day of the murder.

Law enforcement also found an email account connected to a social media account on Facebook.

The search warrant was served to Facebook which revealed that Alvarez was employed by a company called GAT, General Aviation Terminal, Airline Ground Support.

GAT serves as a contractor for United Airlines.

The document states, Alvarez wrote about his employment termination and how he felt he was treated indifferently.

Alvarez was terminated from GAT for stalking a woman co-worker on his day off.

The search warrant also found he emailed a US Army email, the 902D Military Intelligence group, stating his extremist religious beliefs where he identified "pro-choice" people as the "Jewish Satanist Paty" and makes several references to democrats as liars and explains abortions as "Jewish child sacrifice."

He identified Memorial Park as a "ritualistic satanic ground to conduct abortions by the manner of magic."

He included photographs of the park in the email. Four of the photographs were near the crime scene and the driveway that lead to the Kauffmann's residence.

The photographs are suspected to have been taken in the area according to his geo-location history on Nov. 10.

The affidavit states, in the email he wrote that he targeted the house on Memorial Park because they voted for Biden and had a Biden "flag and a doll of Trump hanging."

The document states, Alvarez's device further supported investigators that Alvarez conducted pre-planning methods by taking the photos.

The document states, Alvarez acted out his Manifesto by killing and shooting the Kaufmann's.

The document states, the corner house on Copper Avenue displayed democratic political propaganda and LGTBQ flags.

Investigators said Alvarez was not employed during the time of the murder and did not have any other ties such as family or friends in the area.

Police, the police department SWAT team and detectives arrested Alvarez outside his place of employment at the 8800 block of Viscount on Wednesday.

Detectives brought Alvarez before a judge who set a $2 million bail for the murder of Mrs. Kaufmann and $500,000 for the aggravated assault of Mr. Kaufmann.

Alvarez is being held at the El Paso County Jail.

Daniel Kauffman said that he is relieved to hear that Alvarez was charged, but said it could never bring his wife back.

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