Tag: domestic violence

Charges dismissed against La Joya ISD Chairman, Oscar “Coach” Salinas

Charges have been dismissed against La Joya ISD Chairman, Oscar “Coach” Salinas, after his wife accused him of domestic violence. District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez explained that an affidavit must be filed by the victim to dismiss charges. District Attorney Rodriguez asks anyone suffering from domestic violence, or any other abuse to feel free to contact the victims of crime assistance office located at 100 North Closner in Edinburg, the help is...

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New details revealed in Facebook Live Murder Confession

New details are revealed in regards to the man who confessed on Facebook Live to killing his wife moments after doing so. It’s a domestic violence case that ended the life of Olga Espinoza and her mom, Irene Espinoza who were shot in the head by the victim’s husband Alvaro Medrano Garcia in front of their children. Neighbors tell us it was the children who first seeked help. It all started last at 6:48 pm when authorities responded to a call from a man in Edinburg confessing he killed his wife. At the same time, he was streaming what...

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Man Kills Wife and Self While Kids are Home in Donna

DONNA (KFXV) — The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office released new information about a murder-suicide in rural donna this weekend. Investigators believe the couple’s deaths is a murder-suicide resulting from a domestic violence incident. Hidalgo County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of shots fired in the 900 block of Earling Rd. in rural Donna.  Upon arrival, authorities say the person who called them said their father had shot himself.  Deputies went inside the home and discovered 39-year-old, Orlando Sandoval with a gunshot wound.  They also found 40-year-old, Maria Sandoval’s body with gunshot wound.  An ambulance transported Orlando Sandoval to...

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Local Describes Empowerment in Women

EDINBURG (KFXV) — A local clinic receives with open arms those looking for a second chance. It’s there we found Maria Barrera, a counselor and therapist, who shares with us her story and the many cases of domestic violence she has seen here in the valley and how women have overcome. Maria Barrera is a valley native who decided to dedicate her life to service. She says she faced obstacles along the way including discrimination. We asked her how a day like today, international women’s could bring empowerment. Maria Barrera is a National Certified Counselor who served in the...

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Domestic Disturbance Leaves Three Dead; Community Mourns

MCALLEN (KFXV) — Police continue investigating a double homicide. Investigators say a domestic dispute turned deadly taking the life of a 16-year-old girl and her mother; while a second teen is still hospitalized. Right now police are still investigating what led this man, 30 -year-old, Cruz Orlando Pinon to murder his wife and stepdaughter right in front of several police officer. Family and friends are still trying to process the violent loss of this young girl and her mother. The 900 block of 3rd Street in McAllen was filled with police units and officers collecting evidence Friday night. According...

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