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San Juan woman sentenced for trying to smuggle 39 guns into Mexico

A 33-year-old San Juan woman has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for trying to smuggle 39 guns and 38 ammunition magazines into Mexico.

Edinburg man who bilked $500K in unemployment scheme sentenced

A 41-year-old Edinburg man was sentenced to prison for fraudulently obtaining unemployment benefits from the Department of Labor, according to a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas.

Edinburg woman sentenced to 18 years in prison for husband’s murder

EDINBURG — A 51-year-old Edinburg woman has been sentenced to prison after she was convicted for the murder of her husband on Dec. 8, 2019 following an argument regarding adultery.

Edinburg woman guilty of fatally shooting husband in 2019

EDINBURG — A jury found an Edinburg woman guilty of fatally shooting her husband in 2019 following approximately six hours of deliberations.

Edinburg man gets 15 years for robbing 78-year-old man

An Edinburg man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday after being found guilty of an aggravated robbery that left a man in his 70s with “severe trauma,” Hidalgo County officials said in a news release.

Execution scheduled for condemned Cameron County man

An execution date has been scheduled for a 46-year-old Cameron County man convicted of a brutal murder in 1998.

Melissa Lucio death penalty case headed back to Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

A judge on Friday signed off on an agreed order between the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office and appellate attorneys for Melissa Lucio that she did not have access to evidence that would have corroborated her story that her 2-year-old daughter died from a fall, not child abuse.

Harlingen doctor found not guilty of manslaughter

A Cameron County jury on Monday found a 43-year-old Harlingen doctor not guilty of manslaughter.

San Benito man facing multiple charges for operating private revenge porn group

The Cameron County District Attorney’s Office on Monday announced the arrest of a 23-year-old San Benito man accused of running a private revenge porn group.

Hidalgo County settles lawsuit with family of man who died after pandemic arrest

A McAllen federal judge on Friday afternoon signed off on a confidential settlement between Hidalgo County, four deputies, two nurses and the family of a 22-year-old man who died after suffering a severe neck injury over an Easter weekend 2020 arrest for allegedly violating a local COVID-19 emergency order and public intoxication.