Texan gets life term in wife’s drowning, concrete weight

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Castle Price man must back lifestyles in penal advanced for the 2016 drowning of his estranged essential other whose physique used to be stumbled on in a lake with a 119-pound hunk of concrete tied to her neck.

Prosecutors in Castle Price say Rodolfo “Rudy” Arellano pleaded guilty Wednesday to capital abolish in a plea deal for lifestyles within the support of bars without likelihood of parole. The 36-year-dilapidated husband can contain confronted the demise penalty if convicted at trial.

The physique of 28-year-dilapidated Elizabeth Arellano used to be stumbled on in April 2016 in Lake Price after police say witnesses reported hearing screams and seeing somebody fall from a bridge.

Authorities say a rope, peaceable tied to the lady’s neck, used to be linked to concrete encased as fragment of a wooden fence. Identical objects were stumbled on in her husband’s truck.

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