Mission Man Pleads Guilty To Murdering Estranged Wife

POSTED: Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 6:22pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm

A Mission man plead guilty to murdering his wife in district court .

Pedro Lugo will serve 50 years in prison for murdering his estranged wife, 68 year old Josephina. Prosecutors say a lot of evidence brought this case to a close.

In 398th district court Pedro Lugo pleaded guilty to the murdering his wife. Prosecutors say that Josephina Lugo went missing on August 22nd. That lead to an investigation. A very critical part of this case was finding the murder weapon. The knife was found at 1500 Evergeen in Mission. There DPS found DNA of Josephina Lugo on the murder weapon. At that same location they were able to find mixed DNA of Pedro Lugo and his wife on the washer and dryer.

On August 26th an arm was found in Willacy county. Through DNA results it was identified as Josephina Lugo. They were also able to find a skull just miles away.
The rest of her body has never been found.
In the plea agreement prosecutors made a deal with Lugo. He is to serve for 50 years in prison and his son Javier Lugo was given 10 years probation.

Prosecutors say that Javier Lugo assisted his father in tampering with evidence. Pedro Lugo also turned over a $67,000 check as reporation for her death.

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