Crime

Affidavit: El Paso man decapitated mother

Suspect extradited to Texas

EL PASO, Texas - A court document obtained by ABC-7 states the West El Paso woman allegedly murdered by her son was decapitated.

ABC-7 has learned 31-year-old Fernando Alonzo Alarcon has been extradited from New Mexico to El Paso, where he will be charged with Murder.

A document identified the victim as Graciela Acosta. The document states Acosta's friend, Romelia Hernandez, was concerned because she had not heard from Acosta in several days.

When Hernandez knocked on Acosta's apartment unit door, Alarcon allegedly refused to let her in. When Hernandez said she was going to call police, Alarcon fled in a Jeep Liberty carrying a large bag believed to have contained a rifle.

Hernandez told police she noticed a foul smell coming from Acosta's apartment. When officers entered the unit, they found the woman decapitated, a document states. Officers found a knife with blood next to the victim.

Hernandez told police Alarcon was verbally and physically abusive towards his mother. Both lived in the same apartment unit at the Suncrest Apartments in West El PAso.

Alarcon was arrested April 21, 2017 on Afton Road in La Mesa, New Mexico.

Investigators said Alarcon was driving a Jeep Liberty with a flat tire and appeared to have been driving on the vehicle's rim for a while.

A Dona Ana County Sheriff's Deputy noticed Alarcon driving the vehicle on a rim and pulled him over.

The deputy recognized Alarcon after El Paso Police sent out an alert saying Alarcon was on the loose and should be considered "armed and dangerous."

At the time of the arrest, Alarcon reportedly had a rifle in the backseat of his jeep.


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