A Texas suspect is accused of tying up and beating his wife’s alleged lover after finding out about their alleged affair, authorities said.
On Aug. 13, deputies conducting a wellness check on 32-year-old Francisco Romero went to the Tomball home of Narciso Cruz Banos, 49.
“Romero had been reported missing by a family member and was last known to be at [Romero’s] address,” the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said.
According to sheriff’s office officials, at the property, deputies “located a detached structure on the property and found what appeared to be a human body, wrapped in plastic, secured with tape, inside the structure.”
Deputies arrested Banos and his wife, Francisca Carrizales. Banos was charged with murder, aggravated kidnapping, and tampering with evidence. Carrizales was charged with tampering with a human corpse. Both were booked into the Harris County jail.
According to a criminal complaint obtained by Law & Crime, Banos allegedly “bound the Complainant’s arms with straps and a belt and struck the Complainant about the head, face and body with Defendant’s hands, feet, and with a blunt object.”
The victim’s wife was alerted to an issue after she received a phone call from her husband, who sounded injured, saying he would stay at his boss’ home and report to work the following day.
When Romero failed to show up for his job, the victim’s wife phoned Banos. She later claimed he allegedly admitted to pistol-whipping Romero and revealed details about the alleged affair to her, KHOU reported.
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