Mission man to be charged with murder in connection with wife's death, authorities say
A Mission man is facing a murder charge after investigators believe he intentionally fatally struck his wife with a vehicle Sunday night.
Erick Alberto Solache-Araujo, 27, was arrested on a murder charge Monday in connection with his wife’s death, according to Hidalgo County Sheriff Deputy Sgt. Frank Medrano.
Jail records show Solache-Araujo was booked into Hidalgo County jail on Monday.
Solache-Araujo will be charged with murder at an arraignment set for Tuesday at 2 p.m., Medrano said.
Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra said a homicide investigation began after a woman arrived at a Mission hospital Sunday night with "apparent injuries from being struck by a vehicle."
Life saving measures were unsuccessful, Guerra said.
Investigators believe her husband, now identified as Solache-Araujo, "struck her intentionally" after an argument.
The woman has not yet been identified by authorities.
Last night deputies responded to Mission Hospital where a female patient arrived with apparent injuries from being struck by a vehicle. Life saving measures were unsuccessful. Investigators believe her husband struck her intentionally after a argument. Investigation is ongoing. pic.twitter.com/h9RZ1yKz4m— Sheriff Eddie Guerra (@SheriffGuerra) April 26, 2021
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.