Texas man who allegedly drowned wife faces death penalty

Prosecutors in North Texas say they will ask for the death penalty against 34-year-old Rodolfo Arellano, who was accused of drowning his 28-year-old wife, Elizabeth. He tied a rope attached to heavy concrete around her neck and pushed her off a bridge into Lake Worth in Tarrant County.

According to a report from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office filed a notice on Friday, September 16 to seek the death penalty against Arellano, who is charged with capital murder.

Elizabeth Arellano’s remains were discovered on April 16, 2016 after authorities responded to fishermen who called in to┬áreport a potential suicide after seeing someone fall from the bridge. She and Rodolfo Arellano had already legally separated and reports showed that Elizabeth had plans to file a divorce petition from her estranged husband, who is now sitting in jail with a $500,000 bond.

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