HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM) – After allegedly killing her wife with a wine chiller a New Jersey woman went on the run.
Prosecutors say Mayra Gavilanez-Alectus beat and killed her 32-year-old wife with the cylinder of a wine chiller and then got on a bus and traveled some 1,600 miles to Texas.READ MORE: 1 Pilot In North Texas Military Jet Crash Released, 1 Remains Hospitalized
Authorities say they issued a warrant the woman after an autopsy found Rebecca Gavilanez-Alectus died by homicide.
In addition to Houston police, agencies including the FBI, US Marshals Service, and NYPD assisted in capturing the 48-year-old.READ MORE: Live: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott To Address Border Crisis In Del Rio At Noon
Ocean County, New Jersey Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said, “It is extremely satisfying when law enforcement works together and we are able to get a dangerous person like Mayra Gavilanez-Alectus into custody.”
Authorities have no said what the motive for the attack was.MORE NEWS: LGBT Veterans Discharged Under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" To Get Full Benefits
Gavilalnez-Alectus is being held in the Harris County Jail pending extradition back to the east coast