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Edcouch man who streamed murder confession on Facebook Live sentenced to life in prison

An Edcouch man who streamed his murder confession on Facebook Live last summer was sentenced to life in prison on Monday. (Photo courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office)

An Edcouch man who streamed his murder confession on Facebook Live last summer was sentenced to life in prison on Monday.

Alvaro Medrano, 47, of Edcouch pleaded guilty to the murders of his wife, 30-year-old Olga Espinosa, and his mother-in-law, 52-year-old Irene Espinosa, according to court records.

Deputies say on Aug. 8, 2017, they located Medrano in rural Edinburg as he was walking near Farm-to-Market Road 493 and Farm-to-Market Road 2812, according to a news release from the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office in August 2017.

As CBS 4 News previously reported:

When deputies responded to the Medrano's residence, they found two female bodies inside of a vehicle with gunshot wounds to the head. The bodies were identified as Medrano's wife, 30-year-old Olga Espinosa, and Medrano's mother-in-law, 52-year-old Irene Espinosa, according to the news release.
Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office investigators and Crime Scene Specialists collected evidence from the scene, including the handgun that was used in the shootings, according to the news release.
After an investigation, the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office "learned that Medrano had streamed his confession on Facebook Live, while walking away from the crime scene," according to the news release.
Investigators are working with the Facebook Law Enforcement Compliance Department to preserve the livestream as evidence.
During an interview, Medrano confessed to killing his wife and mother-in-law in a domestic disturbance due to infidelity, according to the news release.


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