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Texas Truck Driver Arrested In Nashville Motel Murder

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Murder Victim Mitchel T. Moreno Murder Victim Mitchel T. Moreno

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Texas state troopers and deputy U.S. marshals have arrested a long haul truck driver wanted in the beating death of a man inside a Nashville motel.

Eric Lozano, 31, was arrested Monday night in McAllen, Texas, in the killing of Mitchel T. Moreno. A maintenance worker found the 52-year-old dead inside a room at the Cumberland Inn on W. Trinity Lane on May 9. Police said Moreno died from blunt force trauma during an apparent struggle inside his motel room.

Moreno was from the Denmark community in Madison County.The motive for Moreno's murder remains under investigation

Police said Lozano is a long haul truck driver from Lyford, Texas. If Lozano waives extradition, he will be returned to Nashville to face a criminal homicide charge.

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