HCSO: 27-year-old man admits to running over wife after argument

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Erick Alberto Solache-Araujo, 27 PHOTO: Hidalgo County Jail Record’s website.

Editors’s Note: This story has been updated with new details.

EDINBURG, Texas (KVEO) — A 27-year-old man is being charged with murder after admitting to running over his wife following an argument.

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) identified the victim as Karen Alexia Lopez, 24.

A release states authorities responded to a local hospital about “suspicious circumstances” on April 25 just before 11:30 p.m.

Hospital staff told deputies the 24-year-old arrived with her husband Erick Alberto Solache-Araujo, 27, with injuries consistent with those of being struck by a vehicle.

Solache-Araujo told authorities he took his wife to the hospital after finding her injured on the canal bank near their home.

Officials found evidence that matched the findings made by medical staff on Solache-Araujo’s vehicle.

The 27-year-old was taken to the sheriff’s office, where authorities say he admitted to running over his wife after an argument.

Solache-Araujo is facing a 1st degree murder charge and received a $2 million bond.

The HCSO is urging anyone with additional information on the cases to contact the department at (956) 668-8477.

Officials urge victims of domestic violence to contact authorities for help at (956) 383-8114.

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