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  • Police: DNA Links Suspect to Murder Play Video

    April 14, 2014 8:32 PM

    WESLACO - A single cigarette butt will be a key piece of evidence in a Weslaco murder case. Christopher Garcia, 32, is accused of killing Ernesto Ramos more than three years ago. Police arrested Garcia last week. Police outlined some of their case in an affidavit of probable cause.... more »
  • Victim's Family Optimistic After Murder Suspect is Arrested

    April 10, 2014 10:32 PM

    WESLACO - A man wanted in the 2010 murder of a Weslaco resident is behind bars after years on the run. Local and federal authorities arrested Christopher Garcia, 32, Wednesday night in Edinburg. He was arraigned on Thursday and his bond set at $500,000. Garcia is accused of... more »
  • Suspect Arraigned in 2010 Murder Play Video

    April 10, 2014 7:35 PM

    WESLACO - A suspect has been arraigned in a 2010 murder case in Weslaco. Christopher Garcia was arrested in Edinburg Wednesday night. Police and U.S. Marshals deputies tracked him down. Garcia was wanted for the 2010 murder of Ernesto Herrera Ramos. The victim was shot two times outside... more »
  • Women Want Cold Case Reopened Play Video

    April 4, 2014 7:24 PM

    WESLACO - Two Weslaco women said they want the new sheriff to reopen their sister's cold case. Mary Lopez and Toni Bautista said their sister Carolina was 20 when she was murdered 33 years ago. Carolina Bautista was reported missing on April 7, 1981. Ten days later, her... more »
  • Weslaco Family Wants Cold Murder Case Reopened Play Video

    April 4, 2014 4:02 PM

    WESLACO - April marks the anniversary of a 33-year-old cold case in Weslaco. Family members hope Hidalgo County's new sheriff will reopen the murder case of 20-year-old Carolina Bautista. On April 7, 1981, Carolina Bautista was reported missing. Ten days later her body was found near an irrigation... more »
  • Fort Hood Gunman Showed No Prior Sign of Violence Play Video

    April 3, 2014 5:19 PM

    FORT HOOD (AP) - The soldier who killed three people at Fort Hood may have argued with another service member shortly before the attack, and investigators believe his unstable mental health contributed to the rampage, authorities said Thursday. The base's senior officer, Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, said there is a... more »
  • Search Continues for Suspects in Murder Case Play Video

    March 21, 2014 7:44 PM

    MISSION - Mission police and federal authorities are asking for help to find three suspects wanted in a murder investigation. The cold case was reopened this week when officials learned that the suspects may be back in the United States. Jorge Ruiz, Eric Gomez Torres and Carlos de... more »
  • Gang Members Plead Guilty to Manslaughter Play Video

    March 13, 2014 4:21 PM

    FALFURRIAS - Two gang members accused of killing a teenager during a fight in Brooks County will not stand trial on murder charges. Officials said known gang members Juan Cervantes and Eliazar Garcia pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges this week. Prosecutors said the pair killed a 19-year-old in Falfurrias... more »
  • Rodriguez Declines Guerra's Request Play Video

    March 7, 2014 7:49 PM

    EDINBURG - The newly elected Hidalgo County district attorney will not accept the current DA's request to investigate a 53-year-old cold case. Outgoing Hidalgo County District Attorney Rene Guerra on Friday asked Ricardo Rodriguez to accept a special assignment before he takes office on Jan. 1, 2015. The assignment... more »
  • Rene Guerra Wants Rodriguez to Take on Cold Case Play Video

    March 7, 2014 4:15 PM

    EDINBURG - Outgoing Hidalgo County District Attorney Rene Guerra wants to assign a 53-year-old cold case to the man who beat him in Tuesday's election. Guerra on Friday asked Ricardo Rodriguez to accept a special assignment before he takes office on Jan. 1, 2015. The assignment is to take... more »
  • Deaths Rattle Pharr Neighborhood Play Video

    March 4, 2014 7:18 PM

    PHARR - Parents and neighbors who live near Dr. William Long Elementary expressed shock after a murder-suicide at the school's parking lot. "It was pretty sad to hear something like this, especially at an elementary," area resident Frank Peralez said. "Kids need to be talked to and listened... more »
  • Police ID 2 Found Dead in School Parking Lot Play Video

    March 4, 2014 1:02 PM

    PHARR - A team of counselors is helping students and staff at Dr. William Long Elementary in Pharr. Two bodies were found in the school parking lot yesterday around 7:30 p.m. One of the last teachers leaving an open house last night made the discovery. Pharr police said the... more »
  • Brownsville Murder Suspect in Custody in Mexico Play Video

    February 27, 2014 1:08 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A suspect in a Brownsville murder is locked up in Mexico. Police said Javier Garza Medrano is connected to the shooting death of Juan Manuel Ocanas Barrientos. Authorities in Mexico said Garza Medrano is a known Gulf Cartel member. He was one of six people Brownsville police... more »
  • More Suspects Named in Brownsville Murder

    February 25, 2014 2:06 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Police are searching for six people allegedly involved in a Brownsville murder. Juan Manuel Ocanas was killed January 11. His body was found on the 3400 block of Clavel Street. According to investigators, Ocanas was mistaken for someone else. The latest suspects are: Javier Garza... more »
  • Jury Selection Begins in Murder Case

    February 24, 2014 10:54 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Jury selection began in a Cameron County courtroom Monday for the trial of Manuel Pena. The San Benito man is accused of the murder of a conjunto music pioneer. Prosecutors say Pena beat and stabbed 84-year-old Ramon Pinon in the face, head and neck in April, 2009,... more »
  • Woman Demands Justice for Murdered Husband Play Video

    February 24, 2014 7:34 PM

    PALMVIEW - A woman is demanding justice for her murdered husband. Maria Rubio said she wants to know why the investigation stalled. She said her husband, Eliazar Rubio, was murdered during a drug deal on Feb. 24, 2013, in Palmview. "I still can't forget seeing all that blood... more »
  • Charges Upgraded in Harlingen Murder Case Play Video

    February 24, 2014 4:13 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A man linked to a Harlingen murder pleaded not guilty to upgraded charges. Edgar Garces Diaz was arrested in August, 2013, in the murder of Mayra Oyervides. He was arrested at an international bridge in Brownsville. Prosecutors said Garces killed the 21-year-old Oyervides in April, 2013.... more »
  • Man Convicted in Harlingen Murder Trial Play Video

    February 14, 2014 11:44 AM

    BROWNSVILLE - A jury convicted a Harlingen man for the murder of his estranged wife, her unborn child, and her friend. Police said Omar Montemayor forced his way into Sarah Maxwell Montemayor's home in September 2012 and shot her and Devon LeRoy Haynes. An autopsy later revealed Sarah Maxwell... more »
  • Brownsville Man Charged with Murder Play Video

    February 13, 2014 4:07 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A Brownsville man went before a judge on Thursday to face charges again in his wife's murder. Prosecutors said Antonio Santos, 47, murdered Evelyn Alvarez in 1998. The murder happened at the Brownsville Country Club. Santos was arrested and charged with the murder, but the charges... more »
  • Cameron County DA Uses Facebook to Track Fugitive Play Video

    February 12, 2014 7:17 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz says some cases and criminals are hard to forget. Amit Livingston is one of them. Saenz says a photo in his office serves as a daily reminder that the convicted murderer must be brought to justice. The photo features the... more »
  • Murder Suspect Caught Returning to US Play Video

    February 12, 2014 1:09 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A murder suspect was arrested when crossing into the U.S. Department of Homeland Security agents detained 30-year-old Felipe Alvaro Cabrera at the B&M International Bridge yesterday. Cabrera had a pending warrant in connection with the murder of Juan Manuel Ocanas Barrientos. Barrientos was fatally shot January 11... more »
  • McAllen Police Search for Murder Suspect Play Video

    February 7, 2014 3:46 PM

    MCALLEN - Police are on the lookout for a murder suspect. Jaime Horacio Saldivar is wanted for murder, aggravated robbery and probation violation. He's wanted for a deadly shooting which took place Saturday, February 2 at the 4800 Block of West La Vista Ave., in McAllen. He is... more »
  • Jury Selection Begins in Harlingen Murder Trial Play Video

    February 5, 2014 1:29 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Jury selection is under way for a capital murder trial in Cameron County. Omar Montemayor is facing charges in the death of his estranged wife Sarah Maxwell Montemayor, her unborn child, and his wife's friend Devan Leroy Haynes. According to police, Omar Montemayor forced his way... more »
  • 2 Life Sentences for Man Convicted of Weslaco Double Murder Play Video

    February 4, 2014 2:48 PM

    EDINBURG - Arturo Almaguer, the man convicted of killing two Winter Texans in 1988, was sentenced to two life sentences. The sentences will run consecutively. Prosecutors said Almaguer killed Evan and Wilda Squires during a botched robbery at the Magic Valley RV Park. A jury found him guilty of... more »
  • Sentencing in Double Murder Case Set for This Afternoon Play Video

    February 4, 2014 12:57 PM

    EDINBURG - A man convicted in a 25-year-old double murder will be sentenced later today. The judge originally scheduled Arturo Almaguer's sentencing for Wednesday, but it was moved to this afternoon. There's no question about his sentence. Almaguer will get nothing less than a life sentence. Yesterday's verdict... more »
  • 3 Suspects Linked to Deadly McAllen Shooting Play Video

    February 4, 2014 12:08 PM

    MCALLEN - Police in McAllen have issued arrest warrants for three people in connection with the shooting on La Vista Avenue Saturday. The suspects were identified as Joseph Espinoza, Hector Nicholas Medina Castillo, and Luz Aurora Rivera Ibarra. Espinoza is wanted on charges of murder and aggravated robbery. He... more »
  • Bar Where Murder Took Place Reopens Play Video

    February 1, 2014 11:06 PM

    MCALLEN - A deadly shooting in McAllen is still under investigation. Meantime the bar where it happened has re-opened. A young man was killed and another hurt after shots were fired outside Gamehaus Gastropub on 10th Street and Nolana Ave. The bar manager said plans to play a UFC... more »
  • Testimony to Begin in Decades-Old Murder Case Play Video

    January 27, 2014 10:47 PM

    EDINBURG - A group of Winter Texans is eagerly awaiting opening arguments and testimony in a 25-year-old murder case. Arturo Almaguer is accused of killing Evan and Wilda Squires during a burglary at Magic Valley RV Park in Weslaco. The Winter Texan couple was murdered in 1988. People who... more »
  • Brownsville Murder Suspect in Custody Play Video

    January 24, 2014 10:18 AM

    BROWNSVILLE - Police arrested a man in connection to a Brownsville murder. The 39-year-old suspect is in custody but hasn't been formally charged yet. Detectives said the suspect implicated himself and others in the murder of 30-year-old Juan Manuel Ocanas Barrientos. Barrientos was found shot to death inside a... more »
  • Woman Seeks Justice for Murdered Son Play Video

    January 17, 2014 8:44 PM

    PHARR - A woman keeps waiting for justice three years after her son's murder. Judy Perez's son, Jose Luis Martinez Jr., was caught in the crossfire in a drive-by shooting. The 14-year-old was an innocent victim in the case. "It's been very difficult. Every time I go to... more »
  • Man Killed in Edcouch Shooting Play Video

    January 16, 2014 1:05 PM

    EDCOUCH - A suspected gunman is in custody after a deadly morning shooting in Edcouch. The shooting happened in front of a home on the 300 block of Highland. Edcouch Police Chief Eloy Cardenas told us a man shot the victim several times, after an argument. The suspect's name... more »
  • Woman Seeks Justice for Murdered Son Play Video

    January 13, 2014 8:42 PM

    EDINBURG - A woman seeking justice for her murdered son is vowing to continue her fight after one of the suspects was convicted. The suspect, a leader of the Tri-City Bombers street gang, will spend 30 years in prison for the murder. Jeffrey Juarez pleaded guilty to charges... more »
  • Police Seek Suspect in Brownsville Murder Play Video

    January 13, 2014 5:29 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Police say man killed Saturday in Brownsville did not have a criminal record. The victim, Juan Manuel Ocanas Barrientos, 30, was shot inside a van in the city's Southmost side. Police said the murder happened in the 3400 block of Clavel Street. Officers found the man... more »
  • Gang Member Gets 30 Years for Murder Play Video

    January 13, 2014 4:15 PM

    EDINBURG - A leader of the Tri-City Bombers street gang will spend 30 years in prison for the murder of a Mission man. Jeffrey Juarez pleaded guilty to charges of murder and engaging in organized crime. State prosecutors said he was one of four men who stormed into a... more »
  • Man Sentenced for 2010 Murder-For-Hire Case

    January 13, 2014 1:15 PM

    EDINBURG - A known gang leader accepted a plea deal in connection with a murder-for-hire case. Jeffery Juarez's trial was expected to start today. Instead he reached a deal with prosecutors. In exchange for a guilty plea for the charges of murder and engaging in organized crime, the state... more »
  • Man Sentenced to 45 Years in Prison for Brownsville Murder Play Video

    January 9, 2014 3:59 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A Brownsville man convicted of a 2009 murder was sentenced to 45 years in prison. A Cameron County jury found Randall Bolivar guilty in the case yesterday. Prosecutors said he used his vehicle to chase two brothers in a Brownsville neighborhood. One of them allegedly owed Bolivar... more »
  • Man Convicted of Murder Awaiting Sentence Play Video

    January 9, 2014 1:03 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A Brownsville man found guilty of murder is waiting to hear his sentence. A jury is expected to deliver it later today. The verdict came down for Randall Bolivar late yesterday afternoon. A jury found him guilty in the shooting death of Aaron Castillo back in February... more »
  • Border Patrol Agent Charged with Murder Play Video

    January 6, 2014 10:37 PM

    CORPUS CHRISTI - A Border Patrol agent has been charged with the murder of a man he thought was having an affair with his wife. Investigators said Adam Scott Garibay, 33, drove 160 miles to kill Keith Martin. Garibay lives in Corpus Christi and was assigned to the Border... more »
  • Grand Jury to Hear Case of 3 Murder Suspects Play Video

    December 30, 2013 12:40 PM

    STARR COUNTY - Investigators in Starr County said they won't file anymore charges against three men in connection to the county's only murder of the year. Francisco Garza, Andy Munoz and Luis Sanchez were each charged with capital murder for the death of 27-year-old Carlos Alberto Garcia. The Roma... more »
  • Woman Arrested in Starr County Murder Investigation Play Video

    December 18, 2013 10:22 PM

    RIO GRANDE CITY - Investigators arrested a woman who may have witnessed the torture and murder of a Roma man. Authorities say Nayarit Cortez is the wife of one of three suspects in the death of 27-year-old Carlos Alberto Garcia. The victim's body was discovered 10 days ago on... more »
  • Alton Murder Suspect Arrested Play Video

    December 14, 2013 11:09 PM

    ALTON - We are tracking details on a murder investigation in Alton. Police say they've arrested their sixth and final suspect. 31-year-old Jose Luis Gonzalez was shot and killed a few weeks ago. Officers say they arrested the last man they were searching for at the Valley International... more »
  • Cadriel Mum After Sentencing Play Video

    December 13, 2013 7:34 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Aroldo Cadriel sat emotionless as a jury sentenced him to life in prison for the death of a 20-year-old woman. The 67-year-old Brownsville resident was convicted and sentenced for the murder of Brisna Mireles. Prosecutors said Cadriel shot Mireles five times in May, 2012, and dumped her... more »
  • Murderer Sentenced to Life in Prison Play Video

    December 13, 2013 4:28 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A jury on Friday sentenced a Brownsville man to life in prison for the murder of a 20-year-old woman last year in Harlingen. Aroldo Cadriel showed no emotion as the verdict was read. Jurors took just 41 minutes to hand down the sentence. Cadriel was convicted... more »
  • Prosecution Rests in Harlingen Murder Case Play Video

    December 12, 2013 4:29 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Prosecutors rested their case against a Brownsville man accused of murdering a woman in Harlingen last year. Jurors listened to testimony for nearly two weeks in the murder trial of Aroldo Cadriel. Cadriel is accused of killing Brisna Mireles, 20, in 2012. Authorities found her body... more »
  • Texas Death Row Inmate Wanted in Alabama Murder Play Video

    December 10, 2013 8:52 PM

    WESLACO - A man on death row in Texas now stands accused of another murder in Alabama. Police say Douglas Tyrone Armstrong murdered a woman in Alabama 10 years ago. He was sentenced to death for the murder of a man in Donna in 2006. Alabama police said... more »
  • Interviews Continue in Roma Man's Murder Play Video

    December 10, 2013 12:33 PM

    ROMA - The Starr County Sheriff's Office continues to interview people who may have information concerning the murder of a Roma man. Sheriff's investigators say they are working to put together a timeline of events, in order to figure out the last person to talk to the victim. ... more »
  • Murder Victim's Father Disputes Police Claim Play Video

    December 9, 2013 10:48 PM

    EDINBURG - The family of a murder victim on Monday disputed police claims that they are not cooperating with the investigation. Investigators claim some of the victim's family members are withholding information that may help in the case. Jolissa Rangel, 20, was shot and killed inside her apartment... more »
  • Police: Murder Victim's Family Withholding Information Play Video

    December 9, 2013 8:43 PM

    EDINBURG - Edinburg police say a murder victim's family is withholding information crucial to the investigation. Jolissa Rangel, 20, was shot and killed inside her apartment more than a month ago. Edinburg Police Lt. Oscar Trevino said the family is holding up progress in the investigation. "We... more »
  • Murder Victim's Family Demands Justice Play Video

    December 9, 2013 8:04 PM

    EDINBURG - Hidalgo County sheriff investigators say a man killed last month north of Mission was a drug runner. The man's family says he was a loving father and deserves justice. Deputies said one of three men armed with automatic rifles killed Eleazar Padilla Jr., 28, at 5308 Coyote... more »
  • Investigators Search for Leads in Starr County Murder Play Video

    December 9, 2013 4:19 PM

    STARR COUNTY - Investigators are trying to determine who tortured and killed a Mexican national over the weekend. Investigators said they conducted several interviews as part of their probe into the murder of a 27-year-old Carlos Alberto Garcia. Garcia's body was found Sunday morning north of Escobares in the middle... more »
  • Weather Posing Challenges in Murder Investigation Play Video

    December 9, 2013 1:03 PM

    STARR COUNTY - Investigators said they conducted several interviews as part of their investigation into the murder of a 27-year-old Mexican national. Carlos Alberto Garcia's body was found Sunday morning north of Escobares in the middle of Docking Street. He had been bound, stabbed and left for dead. ... more »
  • Investigators Frustrated with Lack of Progress in Murder Case

    December 9, 2013 12:50 PM

    EDINBURG - The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office is becoming frustrated in the lack of progress and capture concerning a shooting death last month. Sheriff's Deputies were called to McAllen Regional Hospital on November 2 after a man arrived with a gunshot wound. The shooting was investigated by the... more »
  • 5th Person Arrested in Alton Murder Case Play Video

    December 5, 2013 12:32 PM

    ALTON - Authorities arrested a fifth person in connection with a murder in Alton. Jose Luis Gonzalez was parked at a gas station when a group of people drove up, boxed him in and opened fire. Gonzalez was able to drive away, but he was found dead a mile... more »
  • Testimony Begins in Harlingen Murder Trial Play Video

    December 4, 2013 5:17 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Testimony is underway in the murder trial of Aroldo Humberto Cadriel. Cadriel is on trial for the murder of 20-year-old Brisna Mireles. Authorities discovered her body last summer north of Harlingen. An autopsy revealed that Mireles died of gunshot wounds. Cadriel allegedly shot Mireles after... more »
  • 3 Suspects in Murder Investigation Arrested Play Video

    December 3, 2013 1:06 PM

    ALTON - Authorities arrested three men for the murder of a 31-year-old man in Alton. The suspects are expected to go before a municipal judge at any moment. They'll possibly face charges of capital murder. Last week, Jose Luis Gonzalez was shot while at a gas station on West... more »
  • UPDATE: Palmhurst Shooting Victim Identified Play Video

    December 2, 2013 8:17 PM

    PALMHURST - Investigators released the identity of a man killed in a shootout in Palmhurst last week. Palmhurst Police Chief Michael Vela said the victim was Ruben Guzman of McAllen. We're told he's in his 30s and had an extensive criminal history. Another man remains in the hospital... more »
  • Men Accused of Palmhurst Shooting Arraigned Play Video

    November 29, 2013 9:54 PM

    PALMHURST - Three Mexican nationals arrested in connection with a Palmhurst shooting went before a judge Friday. Gilberto De Jesus Lopez-Valdez is facing capital murder charges. He is accused of trying to kill Ivan De Jesus-Garcia on Wednesday. Garcia is now at a local hospital. Jose Antonio Lepe... more »
  • Alton Murder Victim Identified Play Video

    November 27, 2013 12:01 PM

    ALTON - Investigators identified the man killed in Alton last night. The Alton police chief said the victim was 31-year-old Jose Luis Gonzalez. An autopsy was ordered. Investigators hope the results will shed light on the case and help track down the killer. The Penitas man was shot... more »
  • Police Investigate Murder in Alton Play Video

    November 26, 2013 10:21 PM

    ALTON - A man was gunned down Tuesday night blocks away from the Alton Police Department. Police said the shooting happened just before 9 p.m. at a gas station on Conway and Mile 6 roads. Police said the victim was standing outside of his truck when he was shot.... more »
  • San Benito Man Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Kidnapping Play Video

    November 18, 2013 1:04 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A capital murder trial in Cameron County is over before it started. Leonardo Vasquez of San Benito decided to plead guilty to aggravated kidnapping. The Cameron County district attorney said the capital murder charge will be dropped. Vasquez's sentencing is scheduled for January 8. He was... more »
  • 2nd Suspect in Kidnapping-Turned-Murder Headed to Trial Play Video

    November 15, 2013 12:49 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Another suspect in a Brownsville capital murder case will go to trial next week. Jury selection for Leonardo Vasquez's trial will start Monday. He's accused in the kidnapping and murder of Reyes Bocanegra last summer. Authorities said the murder is tied to a Mexican drug cartel and... more »
  • DNA Helps Weslaco Police Nab Murder Suspect Play Video

    November 12, 2013 7:38 PM

    WESLACO - A burglary charge and a DNA sample gave Weslaco investigators the lead they needed to reopen 25-year-old murder. Investigators made little progress since Evan and Wilda Squires were murdered in their mobile home in 1988. The couple was shot at a RV park in Weslaco. The murderer... more »
  • Man to be Sentenced for 2011 Murder Play Video

    November 8, 2013 12:34 PM

    EDINBURG - A man convicted of killing a 16-year-old will be sentenced today. Francisco Javier Gonzalez was found guilty yesterday. The crime happened west of Mission in 2011. Investigators said Gonzalez ran over the 16-year-old. Authorities didn't catch Gonzalez until this summer. He was taken into custody at... more »
  • Man Charged in Laguna Heights Murder Play Video

    November 7, 2013 2:05 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A murder suspect was charged and is being held on a $500,000 bond. Cameron County sheriff's deputies found Lucio Garcia Navarro at a Brownsville motel on Highway 48 last night. Garcia was wanted in connection with the death of Jose Martinez. Witnesses said the two men got... more »
  • Investigators Search for Murder Suspect in Cameron County Play Video

    November 6, 2013 9:23 PM

    LAGUNA HEIGHTS - Cameron County investigators are searching for a suspect accused of murdering a man in Laguna Heights. Investigators said Lucio Garcia Navarro, 24, killed Jose Martinez early Wednesday at his home on Michigan Avenue, near Highway 100. Witnesses said the two fought before the murder. Navarro... more »
  • Official: Extraditions a Challenge for Valley Police Play Video

    November 1, 2013 8:24 PM

    WESLACO - The arrest of a murder suspect who fled to Mexico highlights the difficulty of tracking suspects who flee into that country. Weslaco police said Francisco Javier Gonzalez, 27, is the main suspect in a 2008 murder. They said he was in Mexico for the past five years.... more »
  • Police Search for Third Suspect in Southmost Murder Play Video

    November 1, 2013 12:53 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Police are looking for a third person wanted in a Brownsville murder. Ricardo Mendoza failed to show up for his capital murder arraignment Thursday. He's accused of robbing and killing Servando Betancourt at his Southmost home in August. Two others have already been arrested for their roles... more »
  • Man Charged in 2008 Murder Case Play Video

    November 1, 2013 12:43 PM

    WESLACO - A man was charged Friday with capital murder for a killing back in 2008. Weslaco police worked to find 27-year-old Francisco Javier Gonzalez. The prime murder suspect was in Mexico for the last five years. Weslaco police credit help from the Mexican federal officers for bringing... more »
  • Teen Claims Self Defense in Murder Case Play Video

    October 30, 2013 5:22 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A defense attorney for a San Benito teenager charged with murder on Wednesday told jurors that his client killed the victim in self defense. Robert John Anthony Martinez, 17, is one of six defendants charged in the killing of Angel Perez. Investigators said Martinez and the... more »
  • DPS Troopers, Texas Rangers Join Murder Investigation Play Video

    October 30, 2013 1:22 PM

    EDINBURG - DPS troopers and Texas Rangers have joined Edinburg police in the investigation into the murder of a 20-year-old woman. That's according to Lt. Oscar Trevino of the Edinburg Police Department. Jolissa Rangel was fatally shot last Friday at her apartment on the 2400 block of Kimberly Lane.... more »
  • Testimony Begins in San Benito Murder Trial Play Video

    October 30, 2013 1:22 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Testimony is under way in a murder trial. Robert John Anthony Martinez is the first suspect on trial for the deadly stabbing of Angel Perez. He's one of six people charged in the San Benito case. Police said Martinez and the suspects blamed Perez for breaking into... more »
  • Arrest Warrants Issued in Double Murder North of Donna Play Video

    October 29, 2013 4:24 PM

    EDINBURG - Hidalgo County sheriff's deputies secured arrest warrants for two suspects in a double murder investigation. Deputies said one of the suspects, Maximiliano Garza Godinez, 46, is at a hospital and will be taken into custody once he is released. Deputies said Garza killed two men who... more »
  • San Benito Teen to go on Trial for Murder

    October 28, 2013 11:27 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Opening statements will begin Wednesday in the murder case of a San Benito teen. The teen, Robert John Anthony Martinez, is accused of killing a man who was breaking into cars in his neighborhood. Martinez is one of six people charged with murdering Angel Perez last... more »
  • Police Release Surveillance Video in Murder Investigation Play Video

    October 28, 2013 1:17 PM

    EDINBURG - Edinburg police just released surveillance video of the deadly shooting that happened Friday night. The video shows three trucks pull up to Jolissa Rangel's apartment on the 2400 block of Kimberly Lane. The murder from start to finish took less than two minutes. At least, three men... more »
  • Police Release More Information on Edinburg Murder Play Video

    October 27, 2013 10:59 PM

    EDINBURG - Investigators with Edinburg Police Department released new details in a murder investigation. They're calling the shooting of Jolissa Rangel a "targeted incident." Police released a picture of her, but there are still more questions than answers. Edinburg police sent CHANNEL 5 NEWS a picture from the... more »
  • Date Set for Brownsville Murder Trial Play Video

    October 24, 2013 8:45 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A judge on Thursday set the trial dates for six men charged in a kidnapping and murder case. The men are accused of kidnapping Reyes Bocanegra from a restaurant last year in west Brownsville. His body was discovered less than an hour later north of Rancho Viejo.... more »
  • Texas AG to Decide If Police Report is Released

    October 24, 2013 4:23 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - The Cameron County District Attorney's Office has filed a brief fighting the release of police report CHANNEL 5 NEWS requested via the Texas Public Information Act in a murder case. Police said Servando Betancourt, 51, was beaten to death in late August during what prosecutors said was... more »
  • Murder Suspect Gets New Trial Play Video

    October 23, 2013 8:13 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A court on Wednesday ruled in favor of giving a murder suspect a new trial. The court threw out Manuel Velez's murder conviction in the death of his girlfriend's child five years ago. He was sentenced to death for the death of the 1-year-old child. The... more »
  • Investigators Release Identity of Body Found North of Mercedes Play Video

    October 21, 2013 7:07 PM

    EDINBURG - Hidalgo County investigators released the identity of a body found near a canal bank north of Mercedes. The man was Francisco Ortiz Vicencio, 34, officials said. A jogger found the body south of Mile 13 North and Mile 2 West roads. Ortiz died of a gunshot... more »
  • Hidalgo Co. Murder Suspect Found in Belize Play Video

    October 21, 2013 1:03 PM

    EDINBURG - A man wanted for murder in Hidalgo County is on his way back to the Rio Grande Valley to face charges. Everett James Morris was located in San Ignacio, Belize. Investigators said he's the prime suspect in the murder of 51-year-old Jorge Olivarez. Olivarez's body was found... more »
  • U.S. Marshals Arrest Mexican Murder Suspects Play Video

    October 10, 2013 10:41 PM

    EDINBURG - U.S. Marshals said they arrested two men wanted in the murder of a teenage boy in Mexico. Deputies arrested the suspects after a surveillance operation at an apartment complex in Edinburg. The two men are cousins. They allegedly killed the teenager in January in Michoacan. ... more »
  • Authorities Search for Leads in Several Cases Play Video

    October 10, 2013 4:22 PM

    EDINBURG - Law enforcement officials continue investigating several recent deaths. The most recent case involves a body fond near a canal north of Mercedes. A jogger found the man's body. The body had a puncture wound to the upper torso, deputies said. Sheriff Lupe Trevino said it isn't clear... more »
  • Jury Gets Murder Case in Brownsville Play Video

    October 7, 2013 4:05 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A jury is deliberating the fate of a man accused of murder. Israel Lopez is on trial for the murder of Ezequiel Perez in Oct. 2012. Police said the killing happened at an apartment complex in Brownsville. Investigators said Lopez killed Perez after an argument. more »
  • Murder Trial Underway in Brownsville Play Video

    October 1, 2013 4:20 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Testimony is underway in a murder case in Brownsville. A woman told jurors what she saw the night Ezequiel Perez was murdered in a neighborhood in east Brownsville. Prosecutors claim Israel Lopez killed Perez with a 9-mm pistol. more »
  • Witness Takes Stand in Murder Trial Play Video

    October 1, 2013 1:23 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A witness for the prosecution is testifying in a Lower Valley murder trial. She told the court what she saw the night Ezequiel Perez was gunned down. Perez was killed last October. Police said Israel Lopez shot him, then tossed the murder weapon into a resaca. Brownsville... more »
  • Mission Shooting Investigation Leads to Pharr Home

    September 29, 2013 10:54 PM

    PHARR - Hidalgo County sheriff's deputies said they are investigating a murder that took place in Mission. It happened near Mile 8 1/2 and North Shary Road. Sheriff's deputies told us the investigation led them to a house on the 500 block of Sugar Road in Pharr on Sunday.... more »

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