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$1 million dollar bond for Hidalgo County murder suspect

Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Treviño speaks about the arrest of Jose Fernando Cervantes

A Hidalgo County murder suspect faced a judge on Wednesday afternoon where he received a $1 million dollar bond.

Jose Fernando Cervantes is accused of killing German Duque Gonzalez north of Palmview last week.

A passerby found Gonzalez's body under a pile of tires.

Hidalgo County Sheriff TMs Office deputies told Action 4 News that Gonzalez had been beaten in the head.

An investigation led deputies to Cervantes.

The murder suspect appeared before a judge at the Hidalgo County Jail early Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators told Action 4 News that Cervantes is an illegal immigrant from Mexico.

The judge issued a $1 million dollar bond for Cervantes.

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