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Posted: Feb 6, 2013 11:38 AM

Updated: Feb 6, 2013 11:38 AM

HOUSTON (AP) The boyfriend of a woman killed when her body was repeatedly driven over in the parking lot of a Houston park has been charged with her murder.

Police were called to the park early Monday when the body of 28-year-old Melissa Chavez was spotted.

He boyfriend, 29-year-old Jessie Blanco, made a brief appearance in court and is charged with her death. Houston police say detectives determined the couple had a dispute and Blanco assaulted Chavez.

A tip to Crime Stoppers led to Blanco and police say he was arrested without incident Tuesday.

A booking photo of Blanco released by police Wednesday shows among his visible tattoos is a large script "Melissa" on his chest just below his neck.

Topics: Woman Run Over

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