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      Homicide investigation underway for death of Laguna Heights man

      A Laguna Heights man was brutally murdered by his stepdaughter TMs boyfriend early this morning.

      Suspect Lucio Garcia beat Jos Antonio Martinez to death, according to authorities.

      The crime happened at Martinez TMs home on 505 Michigan Street in Laguna Heights.

      He shared the home with his wife, stepdaughter, two of their children, six grandchildren and the murder suspect.

      Garcia fled the scene in the family TMs car, after the altercation.

      The victim TMs wife found Martinez, and he later died at the Valley Regional Hospital in Brownsville.

      After the incident, the murder victim TMs stepdaughter spoke with Garcia and told her Martinez provoked him.

      Cameron County Sheriff's Office has declared this a homicide and the warrant for Garcias arrest is being processed.

      Garca has a criminal past and is currently present in the U.S. without proper documentation.

      He is believed to be driving a 2003 Chevy Tahoe with license plate AG3-7114.

      Sheriff Lucio urges anyone with information on Garcia TMs whereabouts to contact the sheriff TMs department at (956)350-5551.