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Man convicted in double homicide now accused of killing wife

April 1, 2019

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — 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.

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.

Benito Montemayor is being held without bond at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

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