HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston police are investigating a case involving lies, murder and possibly an escape out of the country. The victim is a 38-year-old father of two who was caught between a man on a rampage and his wife.
The incident started over the weekend in southeast Houston. Police investigators said the suspect texted his wife images and videos of himself burning her clothes in their barbeque pit Saturday.
Alberto Carmona went with the woman to her house to take her things. Instead, police said the woman's husband took Carmona's life.
Nick lives on Shannon Mills Lane, which is behind where the altercation happened.
"Nothing really happens out here," he said.
Nick's words stand in stark contrast to the scene from Saturday morning, when Carmona's white Chevrolet truck crashed in someone's front yard. He died in the driver's seat after an attack just about a block away.
"Some of the neighbors said they heard three to four shots, and they did see him get into the vehicle and drive away," a police lieutenant said.
Investigators now say Rodolpho Hinojosa shot and stabbed Carmona to death, then fled in a light colored Chevy Tahoe.
According to charging documents, Hinojosa told his wife that he was going to leave the U.S., never to return. Then, he stated, "Do you see what happened because of your lies?"
"Honestly, it has me speechless. I didn't really expect anyone to ever die or have any argument where it could lead to a situation like that over here," Nick said.
A small memorial marked the spot where Carmona was found dead.
His family described him as a momma's boy, a friend to many, and the life of the party. His sisters, Maria Parras and Jessenia Molina, sent the following statement to ABC13:
"He was a son, brother, nephew, but most importantly he was a father of two kids who still needed their dad. He was a friend to many. Everybody knew he was the life of the party. Always was there when a friend needed him. He was a momma's boy and wasn't afraid to show it. He lit up the room the moment he walked in. You would never see him mad. He was the person you can count on, and would always be proud of anybody's success. He was a family man, loved his siblings, kids, nieces, and nephews. He loved to make people laugh and put a smile on other people's faces, but especially the kids. He was the fun uncle. Our brother didn't deserve this. We need justice for him. We need peace, but not just for us, but for our mom and dad, because we lost our brother, but they lost a son, their first born."
Anyone with information on Hinojosa is urged to call HPD Homicide at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.