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Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office: Mission man admits to fatally running over his wife

1 week 3 days 18 hours ago Tuesday, April 27 2021 Apr 27, 2021 April 27, 2021 9:45 AM April 27, 2021 in News - Local
By: KRGV Digital Staff

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.

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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.

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