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EL PASO, Texas — An El Paso woman has been charged with murder after investigators learned she used her vehicle to strike her boyfriend during an argument — resulting in his death.

On April 2, 2020, at approximately 10 p.m., the El Paso Police Department was called to the Valero gas station at 629 South Yarbrough for a family violence call. There, police located 39-year-old Jorge Luis Vasquez unresponsive.

Vasquez was transported to Del Sol Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

"Doctors did not suspect foul play due to a lack of apparent injuries on the victim and his girlfriend, 44–year-old Monica Martinez, denied any wrong doing," stated the El Paso Police Department.

El Paso Police Department Crimes Against Persons detectives responded to the scene to investigate. Upon review of the store's surveillance footage, detectives learned Vasquez and Martinez were in an argument in the parking lot when Martinez is seen in a vehicle driving towards Vasquez, who was on foot, and pinning him in between the vehicle and a support pillar near the gas pumps. Vasquez is then seen collapsing in the video.

The Medical Examiner’s office later determined the cause of Vasquez's death to be a homicide.

Martinez was arrested and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a charge for murder. Her bond was set at $1 million.

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