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A MURDER STORY- Mother of slain teen says son’s death was out of retaliation for 2012 murder case

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ  EDITOR EDITOR@SBNEWSPAPER.COM Back in 2012, a murder case stunned the community when six alleged gang members were arrested in connection with the death of 19-year old Angel Perez, who was stabbed 14 times by 18-year old Robert John Anthony Martinez of San Benito. Martinez was eventually convicted and sentenced to 50 …

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CASE CLOSED: Jesus Juan Tamez sentenced in murder of wife

By DINA AREVALO  Special to the NEWS Almost a year to the day after the death of Elizabeth Garcia Tamez, her husband Jesus Juan Tamez was been sentenced to 20 years in prison for her murder. Tamez’s trial was originally slated to begin in January, but a plea agreement was reached on Friday, Dec. 12, according …

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Rio Hondo man gets 50 years for murder

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com BROWNSVILLE – The 13th Court of Appeals affirmed the June 2013 murder conviction and sentence of Rio Hondo resident Eric Christopher Gonzalez, who struck and killed a woman and severely injured her husband in a 2011 motor vehicle collision while Gonzalez was evading Harlingen police. According to a …

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SBPD reports indicate crime decreased in 2013

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Police Department released the crime statistics for the year 2013, which shows an overall decrease in the number of crimes from the year prior. According to SBPD data provided by records personnel, there were a total of 757 crimes in ’13, a difference of 94 …

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UPDATE: Gruesome details revealed in homicide

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com More details have emerged in the case of a San Benito man charged with the murder of his wife in their Austin home. According to the Austin Police Department arrest warrant affidavit for Jesus Juan Tamez, 40, authorities believe he killed his wife, Elizabeth Garcia Tamez, 47, with an …

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Martinez gets 50 years for teen’s murder

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The man convicted of murdering a San Benito teen last year will spend most of his adult life in prison for the crime. Robert John Anthony Martinez, 19, of San Benito was sentenced to 50 years in prison Tuesday, Nov. 5, by a jury in the 103rd state District …

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LIFE IN PRISON: Jury finds Rodriguez guilty of capital murder

Special to the NEWS BROWNSVILLE – A jury in the 357th state District Court found San Benito resident Jesus Alejandro Rodriguez guilty of capital murder on Friday and was sentenced by the judge to life in prison. According to court testimony, Rodriguez, 33, was paid by El Ranchito resident Rene Garcia to kidnap, rob and …

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