The 32-year-old man, who was in a relationship with his sister, reportedly beat her to death with a baseball bat because she slept with another man in their home while he was asleep. The suspect told investigators that he woke up and felt like someone had been in his home and found out that his sister had intercourse with a friend while he was asleep. He also admitted to smoking marijuana and methamphetamines every day.
The 32-year-old man from Texas, Jose Guzman, is being held on $1 million bond and is facing murder charges after he reportedly killed his sister on February 2 in their home in a jealous rage, the DA’s office said.
The suspect has lived in the U.S. since he was three-years-old and recently discovered that he had a sister born in Guatemala, according to reports.
Investigators believe the victim and the suspect moved in together and started an intimate relationship, Assistant District Attorney John Briggs said.
On Feb. 1, the 32-year-old suspect and the victim got into an an argument and Guzman punched his sister and knocked out one of her teeth.
During an interview with investigators, the 32-year-old man said that, on the following day, he reportedly woke up and felt like someone had been in his home and found out that his sister had intercourse with a friend while he was asleep.
He reportedly told investigators that he killed his sister by hitting her with on the forehead with a massage instrument and a baseball bat.
The 32-year-old man then called his mother and his mother called 911.
The responding officers reportedly found the baseball bat, the massager and clothing in a laundry basket. The officers also found a backpack that contained packs of cocaine and methamphetamine.
During an interview with investigators, the 32-year-old suspect reportedly confessed to the murder. He also admitted to smoking marijuana and methamphetamines every day, prosecutors said.
Prosecutors said Guzman was a drug dealer with previous criminal charges, including a 2017 case where he is accused of breaking a man’s arm with a baseball bat and smashing his windows.
Guzman is being held on $1 million bond. This incident remains under investigation. This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.