Texas man confessed to decapitating Latina wife

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A Texas man was ordered held on $500,000 bail for allegedly murdering and decapitating his newlywed bride inside the home they shared on his family’s property, according to reports.

Just minutes after the gruesome killing, surveillance video seemingly captured 21-year-old Jared James Dicus stealing a beer from a convenience store. Video shows him walking past the counter without paying, before cracking open the cold one outside in the parking lot, FOX 26 Houston reported.

Dicus had just married 21-year-old Anggy Diaz in October. Waller County Sheriff Troy Guidry described the victim as an “undocumented” woman who worked as counter help at a local business. Diaz’s family said she was originally from Nicaragua and had initially been in the care of an aunt, Adis Diaz, when she first arrived in the United States.

“When you are Mexican, Central American, or just Latina and families immigrate to another country the parents leave their children in the care of someone,” Adis Diaz stated. “She was like my own daughter. It has been very hard. As a family, we are heartbroken. I have slept two hours since this happened.”

Guidry said deputies first responded to a call about a possibly deceased person at 4:18 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Oak Hollow Boulevard. The newlywed couple lived in a small home behind another house occupied by Dicus’ parents on the same property in the rural, partially wooded residential area.

It was Dicus’ father to first dial 911 when his son came over to the parent’s home, and they noticed something was awry, Guidry told reporters last week.

Inside the smaller home where the newlyweds had lived, the sheriff said deputies encountered a “gruesome scene” covered in blood, finding a portion of the woman’s dismembered body. Dicus and his whole family were detained and brought in for questioning.

The weapon used was a kitchen knife, Guidry said. The sheriff also said investigators had a confession.

Source: YN

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