MURFREESBORO, Tenn.—A man convicted in a double homicide in Texas is now accused of killing his wife in Tennessee.
News outlets report Benito Montemayor was arrested Sunday on charges including first-degree murder and being a fugitive from justice. Murfreesboro police say officers responding to a call about a domestic incident that morning found Judith Montemayor dead. Authorities say Judith Montemayor’s cause of death is pending an autopsy.
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Police say Benito Montemayor was also wanted on outstanding warrants from Texas related to a parole violation in the double homicide case. Details of that case and his subsequent conviction are unclear.
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Benito Montemayor is being held without bond at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.