Man, Woman Charged In Weslaco Woman’s Shooting Death


A man and woman have been charged with murder in the weekend shooting death of a 19-year-old woman in Mercedes. Authorities arrested 37-year-old Guadalupe Ybarra and 36-year-old Esmeralda Chapa in the death of Ruth Esmeralda Olvera.

The Weslaco woman was found dead of a single gunshot wound inside a vehicle parked near Expressway 83 and Dacota Street in Mercedes Saturday night.

Ybarra and Chapa were arrested in Brownsville Sunday and arraigned Monday on a charge of first-degree murder. Each is being held on a 1 million dollar bond. Mercedes police investigators have not yet confirmed a motive for the killing.

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