LAGO VISTA, Texas (KXAN) - A man is charged with murder after authorities said he stabbed his elderly father to death in Lago Vista late Monday.
The Travis County Sheriff's Office arrested Robert Franco Jr., 52, after his wife went directly to the Lago Vista Police Department around 10 p.m. and said she believed her husband killed his father, Robert Franco Sr., 83.
When authorities followed the wife back to their home in the 6000 block of Cimmaron Trail, they found Franco Sr.'s body outside lying next to the bed of a pickup truck with multiple lacerations to his body.
According to Franco Jr.'s wife, Wilhemina Franco, on Monday evening while she was outside when her husband came out and told her that "he had killed his father." Fearing for her safety, Wilhemina grabbed her purse and ran to the Lago Vista Police Department to report her husband.
Franco Jr. admitted to detectives that him and his father got into an argument earlier in the evening about the water bill. In an affidavit, he said he tried to get rid of the body before anyone would know.
The suspect was booked into the Travis County jail on Tuesday morning and charged with murder. His bond is set at $300,000. He also has a Immigration Naturalization Service hold on him.
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