Folks who live in the neighborhood near Tarlton and Prescott, where murder suspect Jose Moreno was arrested on Tuesday, said it has become hot spot for crime.
Mary Torres lives right on that corner, and said she literally fears for her life.
"I mean, it's always something happening," Torres said. "As you can see, they're always throwing bottles and trash. I'm just tired of living on this corner, to be honest with you."
Torres has lived on the busy corner of Prescott and Tarleton for years. She said it's anything but peaceful. Across the street a couple hundred feet away is a popular resting place for transients, who tend to wander onto her property nearly every day leaving behind trash and broken bottles.
"Before I cut down my yard, they were coming out here and peeing," Torres said. "No shame to the game. Just having sex, they start a fight, just people coming on top of here. Sometimes coming right on top of the yard."
Track marks in her yard show that cars just cut right through it, barely missing her house.
Just last weekend, a couple of men got into a fight. One of them was arrested after he brutally beat the other man with a hammer. It happened right in front of Torres' home.
It's an area police are watching closely, as seen last night, with the traffic stop that led to the arrest of Moreno.
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