Suspects in Georgia Murder-Kidnapping Arrested in Illinois

Two suspects were arrested at a motel in Beach Park

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    Jose Juarez-Vidales and Cristian De La O Hernandez

    Authorities investigating a murder and kidnapping in Georgia have arrested two suspects at a motel in northeastern Illinois.

    The kidnapping victim was freed after texting her location to a friend, who notified police.

    The News-Sun reports the arrests were made May 2 at a motel in the village of Beach Park along Lake Michigan.

    Police say one of the suspects, Cristian De La O Hernandez, shot and killed one of two women he met at a Georgia nightclub. Police say he then drove off with the second woman, whom he sexually assaulted. Along the way, he picked up the second suspect, Jose Juarez-Vidales, and drove to Illinois.

    The charges against Hernandez include murder and aggravated criminal sexual assault.

    Juarez-Vidales is being held on a murder warrant.