Police: Woman murdered by husband who asked to get back together

Jose Villasenor-Diaz

ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — The man accused of killing his wife and leaving her body in a Round Rock storage unit told police he stabbed her after she turned down his plan of getting back together.

A man called 911 at 10:38 a.m. Monday, June 4 saying he wanted to report a murder.

The caller said his friend, 44-year-old Jose Villasenor-Diaz, came to him at the 7-Eleven at 600 McNeil Rd. in Round Rock and told him he had stabbed his wife. 

When officers arrived, the 911 caller said Villasenor-Diaz told him his wife’s body was inside a storage unit at Life Storage at 506 McNeil Rd.

Responding police unlocked the unit and found the woman, identified in a police affidavit as Dora Quiroz, 41, inside with the deadly wounds to her stomach.

According to court documents, Villasenor-Diaz told a Texas Ranger and a Round Rock police officer that he picked up Quiroz from her job and asked to take her to have breakfast.

He then took her to a storage unit where they had personal items stored. According to police, Villasenor-Diaz spoke with his wife about getting back together, because he had been living in his car for the last two months.

The two then had sex, the husband told police. When Quiroz said she did not want to get back together with him, police say this made Villasenor-Diaz angry and he stabbed his wife four to five times in the stomach and twice in the neck. 

He “left her lifeless body in the storage unit,” an affidavit described.

Villasenor-Diaz threw the knife used to kill his wife in a dumpster at 1801 E. Palm Valley, which was later found by police.

He remains in the Williamson County Jail on a charge of murder with a $1 million bond. 

Round Rock police said it had no record of a protective or restraining order filed against the husband and no history of family violence incidents at their home. Both the husband and wife were undocumented residents, according to police.

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