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One Suspect Charged, Second On the Run In October Murder Of Mission Man

One man has been charged with murder but a second suspect is still being sought in the slaying of a Mission man a little more than a month-and-a-half ago. 39-year-old Jose Luis Gutierrez Villareal of Mercedes was arraigned on the murder charge Wednesday, accused of his role in the shooting death of 38-year-old Gerardo Alberto […]

Sugar Land Woman Arraigned On New Charges In Spring Break Hit-And-Run Death

A suburban Houston woman has pleaded not guilty to additional charges stemming from a Spring Break hit-and-run accident that killed a Los Fresnos woman and injured five other people on South Padre Island. 21-year-old Daisy Joy Decker of Sugar Land was arraigned Wednesday on three charges added to her original 6-count indictment – intoxication manslaughter, […]

Brownsville Murder Suspect Now Charged With Child Pornography

Child pornography charges have been slapped against a Brownsville man who is currently jailed on a charge of murder in the death of a home health care provider. Armando Gerardo Tovar is accused of possessing four photos of a person under the age of 18 inside of a bathroom that were taken without the person’s […]

Persons Of Interest Tapped In Woman’s Death Outside Los Fresnos

Cameron County sheriff’s officials say they now have three persons of interest as they continue investigating the apparent murder – more than three months ago – of a woman found dead north of Los Fresnos. Officials aren’t yet naming the three nor how they believe they may be connected to the woman’s death. The decomposed […]

Rio Grande City ISD Employee Charged With Bribery In Connection With Teenage Murder Case

The investigation continues after a Rio Grande City school district employee was charged with attempting to bribe the judge presiding over the murder case of a local teenager. Ricardo Lopez, who worked in the school district’s truancy office, was arrested last week after an investigation by the Starr County Special Crimes Unit caught him delivering […]

Pharmacy Owner Becomes Second Man Convicted In Valleywide Health Care Fraud Scheme

A second man is facing federal prison time in connection with a 1-point-7 million dollar Valleywide health care fraud scheme. Omar Espericueta, the owner of Riverside Pharmacy in Penitas, pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of conspiring to commit health care fraud. His plea came just two days after former Pharr city commissioner Oscar Elizondo […]

San Juan Man Charged In Woman’s Beating Death

A San Juan man has been charged with murder in the death of a woman found lying along a McAllen street earlier this week. McAllen police arrested 25-year-old Lamar Lawson Thursday, two days after 51-year-old Sonya Mynette De La Cruz was found dead on the 600 block of West Beech Avenue. Investigators say she had […]

Convict Arraigned On Capital Murder Charge Related To Septic Tank Remains

A Valley man currently imprisoned for aggravated assault, has now been charged with capital murder, in the death – 13 years ago – of a woman whose skeletal remains were found in a septic tank this summer. was brought before a judge in Hidalgo County who read the charge and set a bond of a […]

Ex-Delta Municipal Judge Hit With Prison Time On Drug Charges

For the next five years, former Edcouch Municipal Judge Daniel Guzman the Second will be in a federal prison. The 5-year punishment is in exchange for Guzman’s guilty plea to drug trafficking. Guzman was sentenced in federal court in Alabama, where he’d been arrested in February in a sting operation. Federal agents were targeting another […]

Suspects Killed In Attempted Game Room Robbery Were Teenagers

Hidalgo County sheriff’s officials are confirming two teenagers were shot and killed in their apparent attempt to rob an illegal gambling operation just east of Edinburg over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Deputies had responded to a call of gunshots at around 2:30 Saturday morning at a building on the 13-hundred block of South Alamo Road. […]