Police: Lockhart man charged with murder in mother-in-law’s stabbing


Lockhart police have charged a man with murder over the weekend after police say he admitted stabbing his mother-in-law multiple times in the head, according to an arrest affidavit.

Ruperto Gonzalez, 52, was booked into the Caldwell County Jail on Saturday.

According to the affidavit, he admitted to police after he was detained that he had stabbed 62-year-old Edna Juarez in the head.

Police had received a call at around 10:30 p.m. Friday from a woman saying that her brother-in-law was going to kill her mother, the affidavit says. Officers said that when they arrived at Juarez’s home in the 800 block of North Commerce Street, they received no response at the door. Fearing the woman’s life was in danger, they forced their way into the home.

Juarez was found with “multiple stab wounds and a knife in her body,” the affidavit says, but she was still alive. She was taken to Seton Medical Center Hays in Kyle, where she later died, police said.

Gonzalez was found in the residence with “blood on his clothes and hands,” the affidavit says. He was charged with first-degree murder and is being held on $750,000 bail, police said.



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