MIAMI GARDENS (CBSMiami) — Police said a man walked into a Hialeah Police station and confessed to killing two women at around 6:30 Saturday evening. One of those women was his wife.
“They saw a bloody, horrific scene,” said Miami Gardens Police Public Information Officer Carolyn Frazier.
According to Miami Gardens Police, they received a call on Saturday at around 6:30 p.m. about a subject who had walked into a Hialeah Police station to turn himself in after saying he had committed the murders.
One of the victims was in her 40s and the other in her 60s, police said. Miami Gardens police said the person who allegedly committed the murders walked into a police station in Hialeah and confessed to the killings.
“One of the deceased he had been married to,” Frazier said. ” They were going through a separation. They had only been living here in Miami Gardens for about two months.”
Police said are waiting on a warrant so they can enter the home. They are also notifying other family members and questioning the alleged killer.
Jose Luis Echevarria, 56, strolled into a Hialeah police station at around 6:30 p.m. Friday and told investigators he killed the two women, identified by police as Marlene Gonzalez, 47 and Carmen Alfonso, 66.
When police arrived at his home at 3330 NW 175th St., they found Echevarrias wife and her mother dead with serious injuries.
What exactly happened is still a mystery. The arrest report for the case was not immediately available, Miami Gardens police said. However, remarks on his jail records note domestic violence.
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According to family relatives, the subject and his deceased wife were going through a separation, Miami Gardens police spokesman Carlos Austin told the Miami Herald. No other individuals were on scene at the time of the incident.
Echevarria was charged with two counts of second-degree murder with a weapon and is being held on no bond.