Husband of murdered Latina bride sought by police

The horrific news of 26-year-old Latina mom Estrella Carrera being found dead in her wedding gown is heartbreaking enough, but now the police seem to be pointing one very large finger at her new husband. Authorities in the Chicago suburb of Burbank, Illinois, have issued a warrant for the arrest of 30-year-old Arnoldo Jimenez, the father of Estella's youngest child, on first-degree murder charges. As they say, it's always the husband!


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The couple were married at City Hall in Chicago on Friday and Estrella's body was found on Sunday, still wearing the sequined silver wedding dress that she wore to a reception dinner with family and friends on Friday night. The last anyone saw the newlyweds was when they were dropped off at home at 4 a.m. on Saturday morning, after partying at a nightclub to celebrate.

Apparently, not everything was as happy as it seemed and now there's a manhunt for her new husband. Allegedly, he's had a history of domestic violence, though Capt. Joseph Ford of the Burbank Police Department said the police had no records of Estrella ever reporting it (despite the fact that those close to the couple said there had been some violence during their few years of dating).

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I'm sad to say that I'm not really surprised that the police are looking for the husband. Something about the way that Estrella's family reported her not picking up her two children, ages 2 (the father being Arnoldo) and 9 (from a previous relationship), always seemed fishy to me. Unfortunately, I've seen this happen in our community too often, with a wife or girlfriend constantly going back to her lover despite his abuse. We don't know exactly what happened the night after their wedding but, well, it's looking like the same old tale. Like I said, it's always the husband.

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