Tina Davila murder suspect arrested

Update, August 12, 8:05pm PST: Man accused in woman’s death arrested in Mexico (39online.com)

“I knew this day would come, I just didn’t know when,” said Eric Matt, as he spoke of the arrest of Timoteo Rios, the man accused of killing his ex-wife. (39online.com)

Update, August 12, 4:53 PST:  Two suspected killers from Houston caught hiding in Mexico / Nephew, uncle arrested for separate murder cases (KHOU-TV)

There’s a bizarre twist in the case of a mother who was murdered during a carjacking while trying to protect her infant. Authorities arrested the suspect in that killing in Mexico Tuesday and picked up another man for an unrelated murder — also in Harris County. -KHOU-TV

tina_davila_3Update, 9:38 PST: Suspect in slaying of woman near phone store arrested (Houston Chronicle)

Update, 8:54pm PST: Video of last year’s Today Show interview with Davila’s family now appears on this post.

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It’s a murder that much of America witnessed on surveillance video featured on national television more than a year ago.  Now, KHOU-TV reports that a suspect in the Tina Davila murder investigation is finally in custody:

The FBI and the Harris County Sherrif’s office have arrested a carjacker who stabbed and killed a mother outside a Houston Cricket phone store.  Investigators say the victim was killed while trying to protect her 4-month-old baby girl who was in the car. -KHOU TV

Also according to this evening’s breaking news story from KHOU-TV:

 

(24-year-old Timoteo) Rios was finally found and taken into custody in Mexico late Tuesday. Police say he is accused of killing Tina Davila during the April 2008 carjacking.

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For more on this case, please see this Beyond90Seconds’ archived story: Family of mother murdered during carjacking speaks-out.

(Please allow a few seconds for the video to load.)

 

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