Husband Arrested in Wife's Murder

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Friday, May 25, 2012 - 7:40am

Sheriff deputies have arrested 37 year-old Miguel Angel Garcia who is accused of killing his wife Nora Lee Garcia on Wednesday. Custom officers detained Mr. Garcia at the Progreso port of entry on Thursday as he attempted to cross back into United States. Garcia shot his wife in the back as she attempted to run away from him after a argument between them and their 11 year-old daughter witnessed the crime. Garcia has been arrested and investigators are questioning him about the crime. Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino stated on the investigation, "By law we have up to 72  hours to conduct an arraignment, so during this time we're still investigating and we will be interrogating him and then hopefully he'll be able to give us a confession explaining what exactly happened." Investigators have recovered Garcia's getaway vehicle but are continuing to search for the weapon used in the crime.

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