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Posted on Mon, Apr 2, 2012 : 5:22 p.m.

Husband wanted for murder in Texas arrested in Ann Arbor after treatment at U-M Hospital

By Kyle Feldscher

A Texas man wanted for the murder of his wife was arrested in Ann Arbor early Thursday by University of Michigan police officers after he was treated at U-M Hospital.

U-M Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Diane Brown said Monday the 39-year-old man came to the hospital’s emergency room between midnight and 2:30 a.m. Thursday and told officials there he had a weapon in his vehicle. Brown said hospital security contacted officers while the man was being treated and arrested him after he was released at about 7:55 a.m.

KRISTV in Corpus Christi, Texas, reported the man is Eusebio Deleon. He was wanted for allegedly killing Erika Deleon, his estranged wife who died after being found last week in a pool of blood in her Falfurrias, Texas, home.

Brown said officers from the department of public safety contacted the Falfurrias Police Department after running a background check on Eusebio Deleon. At the time he was wanted for aggravated assault, but Brown said his wife died from her injuries while he was in the hospital.

According to KRISTV, Erika Deleon, 34, had not shown up for work on March 27, arousing the suspicions of her family. When family members went to her home, they found her in a pool of blood on her bed, according to the report. A five-pound dumbbell covered in blood was found at the crime scene, according to the report.

KRISTV reported Eusebio Deleon stopped at the hospital to get some medication, but Brown could not confirm why he had come to the emergency room.

The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office authorized a charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, and Deleon is now waiting to be extradited to Texas, where he will face the murder charge, Brown said.

Deleon has been lodged at the Washtenaw County Jail since Thursday.

Read the full KRISTV report here.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Wed, Apr 4, 2012 : 2:32 p.m.

Doesn't sound too bright to tell officials that he has a gun in his car...if you don't treat me, I will go out to the car and get my gun???


Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 4:51 p.m.

Spiritualism and Spiritual Behavior: I often write about the status of man in nature and describe man as a created being, and a spiritual being. Readers may like to investigate the spiritual nature of man in relation to this horrible story that we are reading. The story describes a very brutal attack and the death of the victim in a hospital. This man who fled from Texas has reached a hospital for some other reason. We need to discuss this apparent lack of consistency between actual behavior and true nature of man. I grew up in India and in my tradition, the concept of "DEVIL" is not stated. So, I would not suggest that the "DEVIL" is the reason for the man's vicious, violent, aggressive, criminal behavior. I would like to sugest that "IGNORANCE" could be the reason for this behavior. We may have to recognize the very powerful influence of "IGNORANCE" and as to how it can mask, hide, and conceal the true, or real spiritual nature of man.


Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 2:18 p.m.

He was probably coming for the Festifools weekend!!!

Dog Guy

Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 1:55 p.m.

Those U. of M. Hospital television ads reach a wide audience.


Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 1:41 p.m.

On his way to Canada, eh?


Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 5:34 a.m.

I don't get it, no comment from me.


Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 3:45 a.m.

This represents a real vote of confidence in the UM Hospital, that a man with big things to worry about would drive about 2,000 miles for treatment there. Was the medication he required of a psychiatric nature?


Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 2:23 a.m.

Too much information missing here. Why did Mr. Deleon come to Michigan for treatment? There are hospitals in lots of other states between here and Texas. How was he injured and when and where? The whole issue of his being in Michigan and in the UM hospital is not discussed. Why does a murderer from Texas end up at the UM hospital? Are there Ann Arbor connections? Did he drive from Texas needing medical help and somehow choose UM? Way too many unanswered questions. Poor reporting.


Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 4:14 p.m.

Easy to get lost in the crowd in Ann Arbor and Ypsi cops have a reputation for getting their man.


Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 1:04 p.m.

"Why did Mr. Deleon come to Michigan for treatment?" Because the UofM Hospital has a reputation that spans the country! Thank you, Mr. Eusebio Deleon, for selecting our fine facility. I hope that you have health insurance.


Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 12:40 p.m.

Yes, because UofM will just willingly give patient information up as to what the suspect was getting treatment for. Little thing called HIPPA. Ever heard of it? FOIA can't even crack those, unless UofM wants to voluntarily go to court and pay a huge fine.

5c0++ H4d13y

Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 11:56 a.m.

I'm going to take a wild guess that he was on the run and had to stop somewhere. Also why do the readers here think every story should be completely chased down by JRW are you going to donate some money to pay for enough reporters to chase down every little detail?

Tim Belcher

Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 2:57 a.m.

I certainly don't walk around with blinders on. so what are you sayin' treetown?


Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 2:29 a.m.

Why did he come to the Ann Arbor area? Do you walk around with blinders on?

dading dont delete me bro

Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 1:12 a.m.

"...arrested in Ann Arbor early Thursday..." and today's news is monday, a mere 4 days later?


Wed, Apr 4, 2012 : 2:45 a.m.

Damn. Who are you? Kyles dad? lol


Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 10:32 p.m.

Tesla, where else could he acquire information? The police were not talking and the hospital staff legally cannot divulge any information beyond the most basic. Since the man was not local there would be nowhere else to acquire information besides official sources. Do you have a background in journalism Tesla? I ask because I want to know if you have the credibility to critique Mr. Feldscher's skills as a journalist.


Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 1:31 p.m.

I think we all kindof understand the limitations here Kyle, but I just want to point out that Journalism is not publishing press releases and information obtained from spokespeople at their leisure. The good ones don't make the news, or wait for the news. They go get the news. :)

Kyle Feldscher

Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 1:14 p.m.

I approached Diane Brown about this story on Thursday morning following the U-M DPS public crime meeting. She was not prepared to release any details regarding the case at the time, due to the fact that the Falfurrias police were still investigating. As much as I would like to be reporting things the minute they happen, it's not always feasible.


Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 1:56 a.m.

What do you expect from a blog? Hard-hitting, timely, investigative journalism? LOL!!!


Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 12:52 a.m.

I stock the ER. I did notice a AAPD officer lingering in the bay area at around 6 am on Friday. He was standing about a foot away from a bay which had its curtain drawn. This must have been Mr. Deleon.


Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 12:24 a.m.

For the record, Falfurrias, Texas is several miles south and east of Chihuahua, Mexico latitude. I believe Falfurrias is the town which has signs posted on it's main in-routes which say: "Welcome to Falfurrias - We hope you make it out alive." If the allegations against Eusebio Deleon prove true, then an interesting chain of logic comes up: it's the one where someone uses a dumb bell to kill another but brings a gun in his flight to Michigan and then voluntarily tells authorities he's armed.


Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 9:28 p.m. that must be the sign you're talking about.....


Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 8:54 p.m.

FOR THE RECORD...Falfurrias is almost 100 miles from Larado at the Mexican border and over 500 air miles to Chihuahua. It is a quiet, small, hard working town in south Texas and the times I have been through there I have never seen a sign even close to what you quote. You are wrong in what you "believe."