Austin man makes 10 Most Wanted List

HOUSTON

Alleged Texas Syndicate gang member John Junior Godinez Pesina III, 27, is wanted in connection with a murder in Austin on November 20, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety statement. Police are also seeking his 26-year-old girlfriend, Francesca Luna, in connection to the case.

Authorities believe the couple is together and say both have a violent criminal history.

Pesina was released from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice just 10 days before the murder for which he is being sought. He was in prison serving a five-year sentence for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Pesina replaces San Juanito Leyva, of San Antonio, on the Texas Top 10 Most Wanted list. Leyva was arrested in March.

Texas Crime Stoppers is offering a $7,500 cash reward for information leading to Pesina's arrest. Anyone with a tip regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-252-8477.

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