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Houston police sergeant charged with killing wife at home

2 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Sunday, March 24 2019 Mar 24, 2019 March 24, 2019 1:54 PM March 24, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

HOUSTON (AP) - Investigators say a Houston police officer has been charged with murder after his librarian wife was found shot to death at their house.

A Pearland police statement says 56-year-old Sgt. Hilario Hernandez was arrested Saturday in Kingsville, about 230 miles from the residence.

The body of 52-year-old Belinda Hernandez was located earlier Saturday by a relative. Police in Pearland, about 15 miles (24.14 kilometers) south of Houston, say the victim was a librarian at Shadycrest Elementary School.

Pearland police Officer Jason Wells said Sunday that Hernandez would be returned to Brazoria County from Kleberg County, where he was arrested. Wells had no immediate information on bond or an attorney representing Hernandez.

Kleberg County sheriff's officials didn't immediately return messages Sunday. Houston police also didn't immediately return a message for comment.

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