Man Charged with Murder in Woman’s Death

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MCALLEN – A San Juan man is charged with murder in the death of a woman whose body was found lying in the street.

Lamar Lawson, 25, is charged with murder for the death of Sonya Munette De La Cruz.

McAllen police found the body of the 51-year-old woman in the street at the 600 block of Beech Avenue before 6 a.m. on Tuesday.

According to his arrest affidavit, Lawson confessed to the crime. 

Police determined the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the face and head.

Lawson remains behind bars with a $700,000 bond. 


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