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Puerto Rican arrested after pregnant wife killed

November 7, 2013

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico police have arrested a man suspected of killing his wife, who was seven months pregnant.

Police said Thursday that they expect to soon charge Sandy Torres Mendez with murder. It was not immediately clear if Torres had an attorney.

Authorities are investigating Torres on suspicion of shooting 23-year-old Zulimar Velez Rivera in the shoulder late Wednesday in the southern town of Cayey. Officials say she was taken to the hospital, where she later died.

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