Two Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide in Arlington

Monday, Dec 20, 2010  |  Updated 4:19 PM CDT
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Two Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide in Arlington

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Investigators believe the pair had split up, but Astello was still temporarily living in the home and he killed Santos-Najera, then took his own life.

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Arlington police say a woman and her former boyfriend died in an apparent murder-suicide at their home.

Margarita Santos-Najera's 19-year-old daughter early Monday discovered her dead in a bedroom, police said.

Police say the daughter hid in a closet with her unharmed infant child and called 911.

Police who were arriving heard a gunshot from within the house. Officers discovered the body of 41-year-old Antonio Astello in another bedroom.

Investigators believe the pair had split up, but Astello was still temporarily living in the home and he killed Santos-Najera, 44, then took his own life.

The daughter's name was not immediately released by police.

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