Suspect Charged In Death Of Man Found After Grass Fire Put Out


A local gang member remains jailed on a charge of murder in the violent death of a fellow gangmember. 27-year-old Jose Alfonso Lopez was arrested and arraigned Friday, hours after firefighters discovered the body of 21-year-old Edel Galvan.

Hidalgo County sheriff’s officials say Lopez had stabbed Galvan, then set him on fire in a rural area north of Weslaco early Friday morning.

Firefighters responding to a grass fire found Galvan’s partially burned body. Lopez is being held on bonds totaling $1.2 million.

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