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Texas Woman Arrested For Allegedly Tying Up Man And Murdering Him With A Drill

Mandy Lou Villegas was arrested for a first-degree murder charge after she allegedly admitted to killing the unidentified victim.

By Ethan Harfenist
Mandy Lou Villegas

Texas police have arrested a woman accused of killing a man with a power drill in a brutal encounter. The victim's body was discovered Monday evening in San Antonio.

Mandy Lou Villegas, 42, was arrested in connection to a first-degree murder charge, according to online jail records.

The victim, a 36-year-old man, has yet to be identified, according to the San Antonio Express. The circumstances around Villegas’ arrest were not immediately made clear.

A police report said that responding officers received info that somebody may have been killed at the 1100 block of Eldorado Street, according to the Express. Police arrived at the home a little after 10 p.m. and found that the victim was dead.

However, magistrate records quoted by local ABC affiliate KSAT said that Villegas admitted to authorities that she assaulted the victim before tying him up and killing him using a drill.

Villegas is currently in custody in the Bexar County Jail; she is being held on a $250,000 bond.

Oxygen.com reached out to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office for more information about the case; a representative with the sheriff office's public information office said that it is an active investigation and offered no further comment on the matter.

Last June, a leader in the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood was sentenced to life in prison for torturing and eventually murdering a Hispanic man using a drill.

Michael Lynn Rogers, 48, was convicted of capital murder for killing Alberto Gonzalez, 43, at a house in west Dallas in July 2016.

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