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Texas Officer Arrested for Wife's Murder

December 13, 2011  | 

Alice, Texas, police officer Jose Gonzales III was supposed to report for duty at 7 a.m. Monday.

Instead, authorities said Gonzales, wearing his police uniform pants and a jacket, and armed with police-issued rifles and handguns, went to Corpus Christi for a fatal confrontation with his common-law wife, who left him less than two weeks ago.

Leslie Morin, 31, died after being shot multiple times, said Ric Ortiz, chief investigator with the Nueces County medical examiner’s office.

Gonzales, 44, eventually surrendered to police and was charged with murder. Bail was set at $250,000, and he was being held in the Nueces County Jail.

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Rick @ 12/14/2011 8:47 AM

Further proof that citizens need to be able to defend themselves from any attacker, through CCW and open carry.

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