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