Tag: murder

Woman accused of Capital Murder in 2015 on trial

A woman accused of capital murder in 2015 is now on trial. Monica Melissa Patterson is accused of the homicide of 96 year old, Martin Knell. She allegedly murdered knell by choking him when she was employed at The Comfort House in McAllen. Reports indicate Angel Mario Garza who works with Patterson, lied to the authorities about what happened. The jury was selected out of a group of 250 people. It is expected trial will continue Tuesday, tomorrow...

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Jose Dominguez Arraigned for Elsa Murder of Sandra Beltran

Thirty-four year old, jose R. Dominguez was arraigned in the murder of Sandra Beltran earlier this morning. Beltran’s body was found stabbed to death inside her apartment in Elsa. Dominguez was charged with capital murder in the death of the forty-nine year old woman. According to Elsa Police Chief Primitivo Rodriguez, one of his officers was called about a child roaming the streets. When the officer arrived, the child informed the officer about his grandmother and that’s when Beltran’s body was discovered. Beltran was found to have been stabbed fifty times. Rodriguez tells us that they enlisted the help...

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Pre-trial date for John Feit Rescheduled

This week the pre-trial date for John Feit was rescheduled.The murder of South Texan beauty queen and teacher, Irene Garza in 1960 not only rattled the valley but the entire country. Irene Garza, twenty- five at the time, was last seen the night of April sixteenth at Sacred Heart Church in McAllen. Fifty-seven years ago, Garza’s body was found in an irrigation canal five days after she went missing. The main suspect in this case was found to be John Feit who was a priest at Sacred Heart at the time. The case went cold for decades until recently...

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Execution set for man who killed and raped his cousin

A date has been set for the execution of a man who killed and raped his cousin 20 years ago. Ruben Ramirez Cardenas murdered his 16-year-old cousin, Mayra Laguna in February of 1997. His execution by lethal injection has been set for November 8th of this year. According to court documents, Ramirez took Laguna from her McAllen apartment, tied her hands and taped her mouth shut. He then took her to a rural portion of Edinburg. That’s where police found her body near a...

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Donna Double Homicide Perpetrator Sentenced

The man accused of a double homicide in Donna in 2015, has been sentenced. A jury sentenced Victor Briseno to 5 years of probation. The 25-year-old faced a charge of homicide for the murder of two people, during a shooting on Maiz Street in April of 2015. One person died at the scene, and a second died at a hospital while being treated for their injuries. A third person also received injuries during the...

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