July 22, 2008

Accused wife killer gets no bond

July 22, 2008 - 5:08PM
Ryan Holeywell

EDINBURG - A man accused of killing his wife in front of his children over the weekend will remain in jail without bond.

Cesar Trejo, 33, was charged with first-degree murder in court Tuesday after allegedly shooting and killing his 25-year-old wife, Mariana Tijerina, on Saturday.

Justice of the Peace Bobby Contreras said Trejo was remanded without bond because he fled the scene of the crime and is now considered a flight risk.

A Hidalgo County sheriff's SWAT team arrested Trejo at an apartment near Nebraska and Tower roads in Alamo on Monday night.

Trejo is the second suspected killer to be arraigned in Hidalgo County in two days.

On Monday, Gabriel Sepulveda Jr. was charged with first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing and killing a man at a Lopezville bar over the weekend.

But a third murder suspect from this weekend remains on the loose.

Deputies continue to search for Silvestre Delgadillo, the illegal immigrant who is accused of killing a 17-year-old attempting to burglarize the convenience store in which Delgadillo lived.


Ryan Holeywell covers PSJA, the Mid-Valley and general assignments for The Monitor. He can be reached at (956) 683-4446.

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