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A Texas woman is accused of murdering her newlywed husband last month while they were driving in a pickup truck just four days after the pair exchanged vows, according to reports.
Amber Rosales, 30, was arrested for the April murder of her spouse Jeffrey McBride, the Denton Police Department announced in a press release on Wednesday.
Authorities responded to a home in the 1100 block of East Sherman Drive shortly before 10:00 p.m. on April 25, after Rosales dialed 911 and told dispatchers her husband had been shot. A separate emergency call reported that a pickup truck had crashed in the yard of a residence, noting there was an unconscious man behind the wheel of the vehicle and a woman in the passenger seat.
McBride, 31, sustained a bullet wound in his abdomen, and was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Rosales initially told police that another motorist had shot her spouse, per the police press release.
“Originally, passenger Amber Rosales told officers that she and the victim had stopped the vehicle on E. Sherman Drive to speak with a male,” the Denton Police Department said in a statement. “Rosales stated the male then shot at the victim from the passenger side door and tossed the gun into the truck before running away. After being shot, the driver crashed the truck in a nearby yard.”
Homicide detectives, however, executed search warrants, interviewed family members and witnesses and reviewed surveillance footage, ultimately deciding that Rosales’ statements were unreliable and obtaining a warrant for her arrest.
“Evidence obtained in the investigation showed that Rosales’s statements were inconsistent on multiple occasions," police said in their statement. "Evidence led investigators to believe Rosales was the only other person present when the victim was shot.”
A motive in the suspected killing hasn’t yet been released. A spokesperson for the New Denton Police Department didn't immediately respond to Oxygen.com's request for comment Thursday.
Rosales and McBride had been married just four days before the shooting, according to online marriage license records obtained by Oxygen.com. They tied the knot on April 21.
Rosales also has an extensive arrest history that stretches back roughly a decade. The 30-year-old has been arrested a number of times for public intoxication and driving under the influence, as well as for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in 2016.
Rosales is being held at a Denton County detention facility on a $500,000 bond, according to online court records obtained by Oxygen.com. She appeared before a magistrate judge for a bond hearing on Wednesday.
Rosales, who hasn’t yet entered a plea on her behalf, doesn’t yet appear to have retained an attorney on-record to comment on her behalf. No future court date information was immediately available for her, according to prosecutors.
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