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Man accused of running over, killing his girlfriend due in court

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Jessie Blanco

Jessie Blanco is charged with murder in the death of Melissa Chavez

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A man accused of murdering his girlfriend in TC Jester Park is due in court today.

Police say 29-year-old Jesse Blanco and Melissa Chavez got into a fight at a party on February 4.

Authorities believe he started hitting her while they were in their car on the way home. He allegedly choked Chavez to the point where she lost consciousness. They say he then pulled into the park and ran over her several times before leaving the scene.

An anonymous Crime Stoppers tip led to the location of Blanco, and he was arrested without incident.
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