Police: Domestic dispute turns deadly in Weslaco

WESLACO — A domestic dispute turned deadly yesterday morning when a 50-year-old man shot his wife in the head then fled the scene, according to police.

Yolanda De Anda, 49, was rushed to the hospital after police found her suffering from at least one gunshot wound about 8:30 a.m. in a home in the 110 block of Libertad Street, according to Weslaco Police Department spokesman Officer Bernie Garza.

Her husband, Daniel De Anda, was found about three blocks from the scene holding a handgun and taken into custody without further incident. Officers recovered a .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun they believe was used in the fatal shooting, Garza said.

The couple had been separated for about one year. Police were first alerted after neighbors reported hearing shots fired, Garza said.

Investigators said Daniel De Anda confessed to the shooting and is facing a first-degree murder charge, but had not been charged Monday afternoon.