Houston man accused of murdering wife arrested in Vegas

Posted at 9:16 AM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 10:23:36-05

(AP/KXXV) - Authorities say a Houston man accused of killing his estranged wife has been arrested in Las Vegas.

The U.S. Marshals Service says 48-year-old Johnny Leon Wilson was arrested Wednesday on a warrant accusing him of murder in the presumed death of 29-year-old Charine Wilson.

According to the Marshals Service, the warrant was issued after Charine Wilson visited her husband at his apartment on Nov. 10. Her body was found over a month later in a ditch in Navarro County.

The Navarro County Sheriff's Office said her body was badly decomposed and died as a result of homicidal violence with multiple gunshot wounds.

The Marshals Service says Johnny Wilson was staying at a Las Vegas hotel under an alias and that he was jailed pending extradition to Texas.

Online federal court records don't list a defense attorney who could comment on the allegations.

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