Man arrested for death of three Houston women on South Padre Island, victims identified

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Yordi Barthelemy (source: South Padre Island PD)

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SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (ValleyCentral) — One man has been formally charged in connection to the shooting death of three women on South Padre Island Saturday night.

On Monday, Yordi Barthelemy, 23, was charged with murdering three family members on Saturday night at a South Padre Island condo.

Officials say Barthelemy is from Kerens, Texas, a small town in Northeast Texas.

South Padre Island police officers responded to 1000 Padre Island Blvd at 10 p.m. on Saturday in reference to a family disturbance.

When police arrived they found three people dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

Authorities identified the woman as Zulema Hernandez-Napoles, 47, Odalys Hernandez, 46, and Sandra Napoles, 65.

Barthelemy initially fled the scene but later notified law enforcement of his location in an attempt to turn himself in. He was arrested in Port Isabel.

Barthelemy is charged with capital murder and assault family violence. He is being held with no bond for the murders but has a $50,000 bond for the assault charge.

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