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Texas Man Charged In Slaying Of 3 Women On South Padre Island

Yordi Barthelemy is accused of shooting and killing Odalys Hernandez, Zulema Hernandez-Napoles and Sandra Napoles on South Padre Island over the weekend.

By Dorian Geiger
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A young man who allegedly shot three women to death during a suspected family disturbance at a Texas resort island over the weekend has turned himself in to local authorities.

Yordi Barthelemy allegedly fatally shot Odalys Hernandez, 46, Zulema Hernandez-Napoles, 47, and Sandra Napoles, 65 at a condominium on South Padre Island on Saturday evening, law enforcement said. He’s been charged with capital murder, the Associated Press reported.

Police were dispatched to 1000 Padre Island Boulevard around 10 p.m. on Aug. 7. Upon arrival, the three victims were discovered having been shot, according to KXAN-TV.

Barthelemy initially fled the scene but later turned himself, authorities said. He was taken into police custody in Port Isabel. 

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Law enforcement said that the three women, all of whom were from Houston, were family members. The exact nature of Barthelemy’s relationship with the victims wasn’t released by authorities. A motive also wasn’t disclosed in the shooting.

The South Padre Island Police Department didn’t immediately respond to Oxygen.com’s questions about the case on Thursday. 

South Padre Island is located off the southern coastline of Texas, near Mexico. Approximately 2,800 residents live in the island community.

Barthelemy is from Kerens, a community approximately 500 miles north of South Padre Island. He was also charged with family violence and assault. He’s being held at a jail on South Padre Island. A judge denied his bond on Monday, according to the Corsican Daily Sun. It was not clear if he retained legal counsel. 

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