Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office: Mission man admits to fatally running over his wife
New details released Tuesday by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office allege a Mission man admitted to running over his wife after an argument.
Erick Alberto Solache-Araujo, 27, is accused of killing his wife, identified Tuesday as 24-year-old Karen Alexia Lopez.
According to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to Mission Regional Medical Center Sunday night regarding a suspicious circumstances call for service.
Deputies met with medical staff who said Karen Lopez arrived at the hospital accompanied by her husband with multiple injuries consistent with being struck by a vehicle, according to the news release.
Solache-Araujo told deputies he rushed his wife to the hospital after finding her injured on the canal bank near their home.
Deputies located the crime scene located north of 2 Mile Line on East Goodwin Road. Investigators say they found physical evidence on Solache-Araujo’s vehicle consistent with medical staff’s findings.
Solache-Araujo was transported to the Sheriff’s Office, where he provided a statement admitting to running over his wife with his vehicle after an argument, according to the news release.
Solache-Araujo was charged with first-degree murder and had his bond set at $2 million Justice of the Peace Jason Pena Tuesday afternoon.
Investigators are searching for any additional information or witnesses in the case.
Officials also advise anyone who has been a victim of domestic violence to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 956-383-3114 or the Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office Victims Unit at 956-292-7616.