Man arrested for murdering brother in Pharr, police investigating

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UPDATE: Pharr police have arrested two men in this case.

PHARR, Texas (KVEO) — Two men are in custody in connection to a murder that took place in Pharr.

David Sandoval, 60, was arrested by the Pharr Police Department after officials say he was wanted for the murder of his brother, Ruben Sandoval, 66, sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday.

Police located Ruben’s body in the back of a pickup truck on Egly Avenue at Memorial Park in Pharr on Wednesday at 4:50 p.m.

David Sandoval and Roel Pecina were arrested in connection to David Sandoval’s death (source: Pharr Police Department)

Officials say the body was found with multiple stab wounds from a “violent attack.”

David is charged with murder, tampering with evidence, and evading arrest. He could face the death penalty if convicted of the murder.

Additionally, authorities arrested Roel Pecina, 53, and have charged him with tampering with evidence and failing to report the incident.

This investigation is ongoing and will be updated when more information is available.

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

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