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Austin man charged with killing wife at home

Published On: Dec 24 2013 07:50:50 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 18 2013 10:12:48 AM CST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -

A Central Texas man has been charged with killing his wife whose body was found at their home after a call to police about someone dying.
    
Travis County jail records show 40-year-old Jesus Juan Tamez of Austin was being held Wednesday on a murder charge with bond set at $1 million. Online jail records do not list an attorney for Tamez, who was booked Tuesday.
    
Investigators say 47-year-old Elizabeth Garcia Tamez was dead at the scene Saturday night and her husband was arrested at the Austin home. A coroner has ruled the woman died from blunt force trauma and was stabbed.
    
Austin police are seeking a motive for the slaying and investigating whether the husband was the person who called to report a woman was dying.