Fugitives Violent Crime

Hollister Police Seeking Francisco “Frankie” Cardenas for Alleged Murder of Daniel Manuel Cadenas


ID #14-391

HOLLISTER, CALIFORNIA – July 25, 2014- On July 14, 2014 at about 10:15 PM, Daniel Manuel Cadenas (31) of Hollister, was shot and killed on Prospect Avenue. The Hollister Police Department has identified Francisco “Frankie” Cardenas (18) of Hollister as a suspect in the killing and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

On the morning of July 25, 2014, the Hollister Police Department served a search warrant at Francisco Cardenas’ residence in Hollister. He was not located at the home.

Hollister Police Detectives discovered information his mother assisted him in fleeing from Hollister shortly after the incident.

His mother, Margaret Nieto (37), was arrested and transported to the San Benito County Jail. She was booked for aiding Francisco Cardenas to conceal his involvement in the crime and escape from arrest.

Francisco Cardenas should be considered armed and dangerous and his whereabouts are unknown at this time.
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Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you know his whereabouts.

Por favor llame la línea de Los Fugitivos en 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) o texto en 408-355-0999 o haga clic aquí para enviar un email a [email protected], si usted sabe su paradero.

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  • innocent until proven guilty. he turned himself in. he has nothing to hide. margaret is the best mother she could be…… not a criminal she should not still be in jail

  • What the hell . This pussy ass kid kill someone and everyone is saying” he’s a good kid ” bull shit. Why did he have a gun first off?why did he feel it was necessary to shoot someone? And now his mom is in jail because she’s a “good mother” a good mother would have told him shooting people is not a way to solve a problem. And now what about the victim’s family ? I hope they throw the keys a way and let the mom do the time in tell they catch this dirt bag.

  • all you people sitting here saying “oh he was a good kid, with people who loved him” yeah? well he ducking killed a kid, only a monster someone capable of absolutely no normal human emotions could take someones life without batting an eye, i have no sympathy for him or his mother they are no more then Animals and should be treated as such. Oh and lets be real here, he already fled to Mexico…

  • Frankie was a good kid who got caught up with the wrong people. He had a good hrad on his shoulder and wanted to become a doctor. My prayers go out to both families. My heart breaks to know he was involved still can’t believe it!

  • Franke and his mom are good people. They took me in a few times when I was homeless. Frankie had friends over alot and he treated us all like family. I know he made a mistake and made a bad life decision. His mother is a great mom and loves her children. She did the same as any good mom would do. Im sorry for frankies and dannys family. But plesse be respectful to frankie and his family. He has alot of people who love him and has his back and im one of them.

  • She did what any mother would do for her child but she was wrong to do so her son took somebody’s son away from them forever I hope she does the right thing to turn her son in no matter how much it hurts the law is the law god forbid my children ever do something like this because I would have to turn them in

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