Man's mistress accused of killing him

A sheriff's deputy stumbles upon a shooting victim inside a vehicle left in northwest Harris County parking lot.

June 15, 2011 1:35:22 PM PDT
A man is dead and the woman charged with his murder was reportedly having an affair with him. Patricia Galdamez, 35, is charged with murder for the shooting death of Juan Ascencio. A deputy found Ascencio fatally shot near the HB Japanese Steak House on 1960 near Gladebrook on June 5. He had been shot several times and his body was partially inside a car.

According to court documents, on June 5 Ascencio told his wife that he was having an extra-marital affair with a co-worker named 'Patty' or 'Patricia.' At about 8pm that evening, according to his wife, he received a phone call, left home and never returned.

Ascencio reportedly worked at the steak house, along with his father-in-law, and Galdamez. The victim's father-in-law told police that Galdamez's husband had found out about the affair about a month earlier, and had confronted Ascencio while brandishing a firearm.

The restaurant manager told police he witnessed a violent confrontation in the parking lot between Ascencio, Galdamez and a man he believed to be her husband, ending with the shooting of Ascencio.

Galdamez has not yet been arrested. No bond has been set in the case.