Austin man charged with killing wife at home

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Associated Press

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 12:32 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas man has been charged with killing his wife whose body was found at their home after a call to police about someone dying.

Travis County jail records show 40-year-old Jesus Juan Tamez of Austin was being held Wednesday on a murder charge with bond set at $1 million. Online jail records do not list an attorney for Tamez, who was booked Tuesday.

Investigators say 47-year-old Elizabeth Garcia Tamez was dead at the scene Saturday night and her husband was arrested at the Austin home. A coroner has ruled the woman died from blunt force trauma and was stabbed.

Austin police are seeking a motive for the slaying and investigating whether the husband was the person who called to report a woman was dying.

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