Authorities: Brick Township woman accused of killing wife with wine chiller caught in Texas

A Brick Township woman who authorities say beat her wife to death with a wine chiller inside their apartment last weekend has been arrested in Texas.

News 12 Staff

May 21, 2020, 10:54 PM

Updated 1,433 days ago

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A Brick Township woman who authorities say beat her wife to death with a wine chiller inside their apartment last weekend has been arrested in Texas.
Mayra Gavilanez-Alectus was arrested Wednesday in Houston. Ocean County prosecutors say the 48-year-old Brick woman apparently had traveled there by bus from New York City, but did not release further details.
Gavilanez-Alectus is charged with murder and two weapons offenses in the slaying of 32-year-old Rebecca Gavilanez-Alectus. Brick police found her body in a bedroom when they responded Sunday to reports of an unresponsive person.
Authorities have not said what prompted the deadly attack.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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