ABILENE, Texas (KTAB / KRBC) – Court documents describe a possible wave of crimes involving a man from Abilene accused of killing his roommate, shooting his neighbor and causing a SWAT situation when his cousin allegedly helped him get rid of his roommate. ‘a body within the same 24 hour period.
Seth Adam Blake has been charged with murder and aggravated assault in connection with the series of events that unfolded on October 14 and 15, and his cousin, Caleb Fears, has been charged with murder and tampering with evidence.
A series of search and arrest warrants obtained by KTAB and KRBC describe the alleged events, which led to the death of Blake’s neighbor and the discovery of the body of his roommate, Adrian Vizzera, by the side of the road.
Investigators believe Vizzera was killed shortly after the afternoon of October 14. Court documents from a state surveillance video of a residence near Blake’s home in the 600 block of Sycamore Street show Fears, Blake and Vizzera hanging out after this time.
At around 8:00 p.m. on October 14, Blake was accused of shooting his neighbor across the street, whose injuries were not discovered until a friend visited him at around 9:30 a.m. the next morning.
Vizzera’s body was found near the Abilene Brush Center on Schaffner Road around 5:35 a.m. on October 15, several hours before Blake’s neighbor was found shot dead.
After the neighbor was finally found, he told the police that Blake had come to his house the night of October 14, and when the neighbor opened his door, Blake began to “declare this to be his neighborhood”, then opened fire, hitting the neighbor in the chest. several times.
The neighbor told police Blake rushed to his home across Sycamore Street after the shooting, causing a multi-hour SWAT situation that ended when officers were unable to find Blake in inside.
Blake was publicly identified as the suspect in the SWAT situation and shot later that night, then arrested at an Abilene motel without incident the next day.
He was considered a person of interest in Vizzera’s homicide on October 18 and 25, he and Fears were arrested.
Witnesses report that Blake acted violently and erratically on the night of October 14, claiming that he could have injured two people, according to documents, which mention “on surveillance video”. . . [from a neighboring residence]Blake can be heard declaring that he killed two people.
A truck whose driving was confirmed by Fears at the time Vizzera’s body was likely dumped was seen on video at Blake’s residence. Documents say he was also traced to the scene where the body was removed by GPS and was video captured from a semi-truck at the dump site.
The fears were also filmed washing the truck the day after Vizzera died, but documents indicate blood was visible on the bed of the truck while it was outside the motel where Blake was stopped.
Investigators have already seized several pieces of evidence related to Vizzera’s homicide and the shooting of Blake’s neighbor, including two pairs of potentially bloody shoes, numerous blood samples, photographs, DNA swab, evidence electronics, etc.
The exact cause of Vizzera’s death was not disclosed, but documents indicate that a medical examiner found “ligature marks on her neck” and a skull injury that could have been caused by a blunt object such as a firearm.
The documents did not disclose Fears’ alleged involvement in the actual homicide, but claimed that “Fears is believed to have at a minimum helped transport the homicide victim in the truck to the scene where was the deceased “.
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