Mercedes teen "ordering hit" on ex-boyfriend ends with two arrests

Marco Pavon

It was an act of revenge that ended with two arrests.

Mercedes police arrested Marco Pavon and Linda Gonzalez for their roles in a revenge plot.

Investigators told Action 4 News that Gonzalez "ordered a hit" on her ex-boyfriend.

Gonzalez allegedly went to Pavon, who was also an ex-boyfriend, to do the job.

Pavon and his friends approached Gonzalez's ex-boyfriend on Saturday.

Both Pavon and Gonzalez's ex-boyfriend fought.

Gonzalez's ex-boyfriend allegedly pulled out a knife and ended up with his hands cut during the struggle.

Pavon told Action 4 News at his Tuesday afternoon arraignment that he did it because Gonzalez's ex-boyfriend hit her and left bruises.

Mercedes police said Gonzalez's ex-boyfriend was released form the hospital but a video of the fight was posted to Facebook.

In the video, Gonzalez's ex-boyfriend is heard saying, "I'm sorry... I'm sorry.. I'm sorry I hit her."

Charged with aggravated assault, Pavon remains in custody under a $500,000 bond.

Gonzalez, an honor student at the Early College High School in Mercedes, remains in custody under a $250,000 bond for criminal solicitation.

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