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Weslaco man charged after 'implicating' himself in criminal attempt capital murder case

Randy Zamarripa, 29, of Weslaco was charged with criminal attempt capital murder on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office)

A Weslaco man has been charged after investigators say he "implicated himself" in a domestic violence incident that left a woman in critical condition on Tuesday, according to a news release from the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators arrested 29-year-old Randy Zamarripa of Weslaco after he "reportedly implicated himself in the sexual assault and attempted murder of a female at his home," according to the news release.

Investigation began on Tuesday when sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a home on the 2800 block of Dario St. in rural Weslaco regarding an aggravated assault report.

When sheriff's deputies arrived at the scene, Weslaco Emergency Medical Services was providing medical care for a woman with a large laceration on her neck. She was airlifted to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. The woman remains in critical condition at a local hospital.

A witness at the scene told deputies they discovered the severely injured woman at the Weslaco home.

According to the news release:

Sheriff’s Investigators working on the case obtained information that a suspect to the crime, identified as 29 year old Randy Zamarripa, had been admitted to a hospital in the City of Brownsville. Zamarripa had reportedly implicated himself in the sexual assault, and attempted murder of a female at his home, which is the same home where the victim was located.

Investigators arrested Zamarripa after processing the crime scene at his Weslaco home.

The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office stated in the news release "the motive for the attempted murder is believed to be related to domestic violence."

Zamarripa was charged with criminal attempt capital murder on Wednesday. Zamarripa remains at the Hidalgo County jail on a $500,000 bond and couldn't be reached for comment.

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