Tag: Edinburg

Man Dies in Custody; Police Investigating

Hidalgo County (KFXV) — Authorities are investigating the death of a man at a local city jail. Edinburg police have requested help from the sheriff’s office in investigating the death of man in their custody. Thirty-year-old, Christopher Reyes, was placed in custody Sunday morning, after officers responded to a 911 call from a family member. During his apprehension, Reyes was transported to a local hospital where he died that afternoon. As standard protocol, the agency contacted the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the incident. Once on scene, the department’s investigators secured witness statements, video recording from body cameras...

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Edinburg Teacher Faces charges for alleged involvement with Student

Over the weekend Edinburg CISD police plays the teacher in custody for charges of improper relationship between an educator and a student. According to the county jail records Francisco Coronado Badillo who works is a teacher for the Career and Technical education department and Robert Vela High School was detained on Saturday and brought before a judge who charged him with one count of Sexual Assault and another for improper relationship with a student. His bond totaled $100,000. In a recent attempt to stop these types of relationships, Governor Greg Abbott signed as Senate Bill 7, which looks to...

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Second Suspect in Rural Edinburg Murder Arrested

Edinburg (KFXV) — A second suspect is now in custody for the murder of Anastacio Rocha. A judge named 28-year-old, Hector Jonathan Perez as an additional suspect in the murder of Rocha found dead in his car in rural Edinburg last week by way of a GPS tracking device. Rocha was found with a gunshot wound to his head. The other man implicated in the murder is 37-year-old, Juan David Garcia who faces charges capital murder charges as well as an $800,000...

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Car Falls on Mechanic, Killing Him

Edinburg (KFXV) — A man is dead after an apparent work accident. Sheriff investigators tell Fox News a worker at a mechanic shop had a car fall on him while he was working on it. The incident happened around 2:30 this afternoon on Curry Street. This is video of the shop were authorities say the accident took place. No other details are being released at this time but, we do know the man died due to his...

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GPS Leads to Arrest in Homicide Investigation

EDINBURG (KFXV) — Investigators finding a man dead inside his car in a rural part of the city. The suspect is behind bars tonight and facing capital murder charges, after confessing to deputies his participation in the homicide.   Thirty-seven-year-old, Juan David Garcia was detained at his home located at the 3800 block of Segura Mendoza Drive, in connection to the murder of Anastacio Rocha– whose body was found Monday night inside his vehicle — with a gunshot wound to his head.   During Garcia’s apprehension, deputies found evidence of the crime in his home– located about a mile...

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