Disturbing new details emerge in deadly shooting as suspect returns to Erath County to face murder.


Jesus Manuel Deleon

By SARA VANDEN BERGE


Jesus Manuel Deleon, the man suspected of shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend in Dublin on Sunday, is back in Erath County.


Dublin Police Chief Cameron Ray and Sgt. Khris Jennings drove to Eagles Pass on Wednesday to pick up Deleon after he turned himself in.

“He went into Mexico, but came back and turned himself in at the point of entry,” Chief Ray told Beneath the Surface News.


The victim, 42-year-old Dora Santamaria Hernandez, was an employee at ABF Packing and had reportedly met Deleon at a dairy where they both once worked.


“They had been romantically involved at some point, but it had been broken off and she had a new boyfriend,” Ray said.

In fact, it was at the boyfriend’s residence in the 400 block of West Valley Road in Dublin where Deleon allegedly shot and killed Hernandez.


According to the arrest affidavit, three witnesses were inside the residence when the shooting occurred.


One of the witnesses told investigators that he saw Deleon approach the victim while holding a handgun and said, “I told you, you were not going to be anyone else’s, just mine,” before shooting her once in the chest.

The victim was deceased when police arrived at the scene.


Deleon, 60, has been charged with murder and is being held on a $1 million bond at the Erath County Jail.