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Murfreesboro man arrested in alleged murder of wife

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Posted at 10:05 PM, Mar 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 11:51:27-04

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Murfreesboro man was arrested in the early morning hours of Sunday in connection with the death of his wife.

Police responded to a domestic situation o Sunset Avenue in Murfreesboro around 3 a.m.

According to police, their preliminary investigation revealed that Martin Benito Montemayor, 53, allegedly killed his wife, 53-year-old Judith Montemayor.

Mr. Montemayor has been charged with first-degree murder and has been transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.

In addition, Montemayor is charged with being a fugitive from justice on an outstanding warrant that stems from a parole violation from a previous double homicide in Texas.

He is currently being held without bond.

An autopsy has been requested to determine the cause of death in Mrs. Montemayor.