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Police arrested Areli Carbajal Escobar, 30, just days after theyfound Bianca Maldonado's body while initially responding to assistan EMS call at the Huntington Meadows apartment complex in the 7000Decker Lane. Maldonado lived with her mother, sister and1-year-old son.
Escobar is being charged with capital murder in the death of theLBJ High School student.
Austin police said Maldonado "put up a fight for her life" andthe life of her son when a stranger attacked her in the middle ofthe night.
Maldonado's son was in the apartment at the time of the attack,police said. The child was treated and released from the hospitalfor injuries that were not life-threatening.
The suspect's girlfriend heard the attack on her cell phone whenshe called him after finding him gone from his apartment, policesaid. She alerted police, which led to the arrest of herboyfriend.
The TravisCounty District Attorney's Office said the trial could happenas early as next year, depending on how everything works out.
The University of Texas Board of Regents adjourned Thursday without taking action on the job status of embattled UT President Bill Powers.
Longhorns coach Mack Brown talked with reporters Thursday for the first time since reports surfaced this week that he could be stepping down.
Two men were arrested and a third was being sought by police for the shooting death of 47-year-old Russell Martens.
After two hours of discussion regarding the final design for Auditorium Shores, the Austin City Council decided to approve the design on a vote of 7-0 with amendments.
Despite what seemed like a surge of controversies, the Austin Aquarium opened its doors to members Thursday for a private pre-entry showing.
One person was killed Thursday in a rollover crash near Cedar Creek, the Bastrop County Sheriff's Office said.