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Edinburg shooting suspect arraigned at his hospital bed

Jose Vega // Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office Photo

A man accused of shooting his ex-wife's boyfriend has been charged at his hospital bed.

Jose Vega is accused of shooting Juan Rivera and beating his ex-wife with a gun last week.

Vega fled the scene and went to his home in Pharr where he allegedly turned the gun on himself.

Rivera remains on life support in a local hospital where doctors have given him a 50% chance of survival.

Vega also remains hospitalized but is listed in stable condition.

Hidalgo County Justice of the Peace Bobby Contreras arraigned the 53-year-old shooting suspect at his hospital bed on Wednesday.

Judge Contreras issued a $500,000 bond.

Vega is under 24-hour guard and will be transferred to the Hidalgo County Jail upon his release from the hospital.

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