Man charged with murdering his boyfriend in El Paso accident

Posted on 09 Dec 2015 at 4:38pm

Daniel Mendoza, left, and Jesus Mireles

An El Paso man is charged with murder of his boyfriend in a drunk driving accident, according to KDBC, the El Paso CBS affiliate.

Jesus Mireles, 23, was driving with Daniel Mendoza, 25, in the passenger’s seat. The couple had been arguing before getting in the car.

Mendoza called police from the car saying Mireles was driving more than 100 miles per hour and driving through red lights. Mendoza told 911 he wanted to get out of the car, but Mireles wouldn’t let him out.

Police were dispatched and looked for the car, but didn’t find it until Mireles crashed into three cars in a parking lot. Both were injured and Mendoza died in the hospital.

Charges were upgraded from intoxication manslaughter to murder when police realized that Mendoza had been trying to get out of the car.

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