South Texas Crime/Court News

Eduviges Moreno arraigned on a murder charge

RIO GRANDE CITY–A judge arraigned a Starr County man on a murder charge and set his bail at $1 million on Thursday.

Investigators said  Eduviges Moreno, 26, was one of three people who shot Luis Garcia, 21, inside a convenience store on Tuesday night.

It’s believed Moreno and a second man entered the store around 9 pm and shot Garcia to death, but they allowed his wife to leave without shooting her.

If convicted, Moreno could face up to life in prison.

CORPUS CHRISTI–A woman who took a ride from a stranger claimed she was sexually assaulted on Thursday morning.

The 27-year-old woman said after she was assaulted inside of car. She was able to getaway and ran to a nearby golf course on the northside of town.

The victim was taken to the hospital to be examined where she was treated and released.

On Thursday night, a motorcyclist was killed after officers said he was hit by a man driving a truck.

Witnesses report Christopher Nunez, 22, was struck on the 4300 block of Ayers around 6 pm as Ramon Quintanilla, 41, tried to make a left-hand turn. Nunez was thrown from the motorcycle and wasn’t wearing a helmet.

On the scene, Nunez was complaining of head injuries and later died after he was taken to the hospital.

Quintanilla was given a ticket for failure to yield. 

Seven people and one juvenile were arrested at the Wal-Mart after a brawl breaks out in the electronics department between two families on Thursday night.

Police report the families had a long history of bad blood and saw each other at the Wal-Mart on SPID around 9 pm.

After breaking up a fight between the two groups inside the store, two people, including a 16-year-old boy, were arrested on an assault charge.

As they were escorting them out of the store, police said a big brawl started when more family members showed up at the scene.

Police officers had to use to pepper spray to break up the brawl and six more people were arrested. They were booked on disorderly conduct charges.

BROWNSVILLE–Brownsville Police are investigating an accidental carbon monoxide poisoning case after two people died and two others are hospitalized.

Family members found Adan and Rosario Salinas, both 69, dead in their bedroom.

Authorities said Simon Salinas, 37 and his 15-year-old son, Mason Salinas, who were visiting, were also in the home, but still alive. They were rushed to the hospital.

Simon Salinas is listed in critical condition, while his son is listed in stable condition.

Investigators said it appears to be a tragic accident and don’t believe foul play was involved.

–Manuel De La Rosa, South Texas Tribune,

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