Man charged with murder for Lockhart woman's stabbing death

Ruperto Gonzalez is charged with murder, a first degree felony. (Photo courtesy: Caldwell County Sheriff's Office)

A man has been arrested for a woman's stabbing death at a home in Lockhart.

Ruperto Gonzalez, 52, is charged with murder, a first degree felony.

It happened Saturday, Feb. 10, at approximately 10:30 p.m. in the 800 block of North Commerce Street.

The Lockhart Police Department says officers responding to a welfare check call had to forcibly enter the home. Inside they found Gonzalez coming out of a bedroom -- inside the bedroom they found 61-year-old Edna Juarez suffering from a stab wound.

She was transported to Seton Medical Center in Kyle where she was pronounced deceased.

Gonzalez is in custody at the Caldwell County Jail under a $750,000 bond.

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