Alleged killer had five prior arrests

Judge Delgado probated last assault

SAN JUAN -- San Juan police discovered the body of 41-year-old Melinda Ann Garza last Thursday night after family members called the PD saying they were concerned about her welfare. Turned out, sad to say, their concerns were well founded.
Garza’s boyfriend, Mateo Fabian Garza, also 41 years old, was found inside the deceased woman’s home at 703 Shufford Street (just east of Veterans Boulevard, south of the expressway) and was taken into custody. He was arraigned Saturday, Aug. 18th, charged with murder, and handed a $2.5 million bond by San Juan Municipal Judge Eloy Hernandez. If indicted and convicted of murder, Garza faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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