Murder USA: Ticked off at Hubby; Wife Runs Him Over with SUV
LANHAM, MD. — It’s not wise to tick off the old lady, especially when she has a hair-trigger temper and drives a big SUV. The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit arrested a Lanham woman in connection with the murder of her husband. The suspect is 37-year-old Araceli Alvarez- Mendoza. The victim is 36-year-old Fernando Fragoso-Duana. Both lived in the 9400 block of Worrell Avenue.
On August 23, 2015, at about 12:20 pm, patrol officers responded to the intersection of Seabrook Road and Washington Boulevard for a pedestrian struck. When they arrived, the officers discovered the victim unresponsive and pinned under a SUV.
He was pronounced dead on the scene.
The preliminary investigation reveals the couple got into an argument in their home. The victim left the home and began walking in the neighborhood. The suspect followed him in the SUV and preliminarily, it appears she intentionally struck her husband with the vehicle.
Alvarez-Mendoza is charged with first degree murder and is in custody of the Department of Corrections. She has admitted her involvement in the homicide.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text, “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgpolice.org and submit a tip online.