Murder Suspect Arraigned in Harlingen Woman's Death

POSTED: Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 4:31pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 1:45pm

A Brownsville man has been charged with the death of a 20 year old Harlingen woman.

Combes police picked up the suspect from Harlingen City Jail where he was being held on separate charges. They drove him from Harlingen to Rio Hondo where he was arraigned, but drove him the back way, passing along Frontage Rd., the place where the victim's body was dumped, right before FM 508.

"Aroldo Humberto Cadriel did then and there unlawfully, intentionally and knowingly commit the offense of murder," said Judge Manuel Flores, Jr. as he read the charges against the accused.

The sixty-five year old Brownsville resident has been charged with the death of 20 year old Brisna Mireles of Harlingen. Her body was found dumped in Combes right near the expressway.

A passerby found her body in the early morning hours back on March 31st. An autopsy revealed that the woman had been shot in both her head and her back.

Right now Combes police say that Cadriel is not cooperating with them and a motive has not yet been determined.

"The court hereby denies bond and orders that the defendant be committed to the jail of Cameron County, Texas, to be kept safely until answering for said offense," read the judge.

Cadriel will remain in the Carrizales Rucker Detention Center until his first hearing. He did tell the judge that he has already hired his own attorney.

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the real story would have shown that this man was a tunnel rat in viet nam .the exteme psychological impact on the few that survived would account for his lack of emotion that the defense characterized him as callous. his service and resultant psychological ramifications should have been mitigating not aggravating factors at sentencing . he didn't speak out about the horror he endured.

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