Hays County authorities say 52-year-old Eloy Davila Jr. of Wimberley had been treated for an undisclosed life-threatening illness. He complained of weakness Sunday, was transported to a hospital and died.
Davila was charged with murder in what prosecutors say was a Mexican Mafia-related slaying. Three other men charged with murder remained in custody Tuesday facing trial in the death of Walter Capello of Lockhart.
Capello's body was found in a pickup when New Braunfels police conducted a traffic stop. Investigators say the victim had been stabbed more than 60 times and his body was wrapped in plastic.