- Associated Press - Friday, September 30, 2016

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors in North Texas say they will seek the death penalty against a man accused of drowning his wife by throwing her off a bridge after tying a rope attached to concrete around her neck.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports (https://bit.ly/2dghpmc ) court records show the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office filed a notice on Sept. 16 of intent to seek the death penalty against 34-year-Rodolfo Arellano.

Arellano, from Fort Worth, is charged with capital murder in the death of his 28-year-old wife, Elizabeth.

Her body was pulled from Lake Worth after authorities were called April 16 about a possible suicide from a freeway bridge. Authorities say the couple had separated and Elizabeth Arellano was planning to divorce her husband.

Rodolfo Arellano remains jailed on a $500,000 bond.


Information from: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, https://www.star-telegram.com

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