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Police arrest estranged wife of northeast El Paso shooting victim, charge her with his murder

UPDATE, April 1: The estranged wife of northeast El Paso shooting victim Laithe Marra has been arrested and charged with his February murder, authorities announced Thursday.

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested 57–year-old Leanne Mandeville at her home on Wednesday, El Paso police said.

She was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility under a $1 million bond on the murder charge stemming from her husband's shooting death.

(Leanne Mandeville, accused of murder.)

UPDATE, Feb. 22: Police on Monday identified a man whose body was found over the weekend in a northeast El Paso home as 56–year-old Laithe Marra and confirmed that they "suspected foul play" in his death.

Detectives referred to the death probe as as "on-going investigation" Monday and offered no further details.

Neighbors told ABC-7 they heard gunshots the night before Marra's body was discovered at 4716 El Campo, although police have not said how he died.

ORIGINAL REPORT, Feb. 21: EL PASO, Texas -- The discovery of a body in a home in a northeast El Paso neighborhood this weekend has led to a suspicious death investigation by police.

Officers shut down the 4700 block of El Campo and a police crime scene unit mobile vehicle sat in the middle of the street as investigators combed the home for evidence.

Police initially responded to the home on a report of suicide, but questions quickly arose and Crimes Against Persons detectives were called in to investigate.

Authorities have not indicated a cause of death and said they were awaiting results of an autopsy.

No arrests have been made as yet in connection with the death.

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Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.

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32 Comments

    1. madmike heard gunshots and thought well…….military riff raff… then? IT’s freakin FLO! lol. Capping uncle TOM! lol. Freakin lost white maggot in el paso. classic.

  1. alberto/fero2madmikegeedubb, the criminal supporter. About what I would expect from an uneducated, unemployed, unskilled tele-tubbie, living in Section 8 housing.

  2. Rut roh. Another murder that *might* go unsolved.
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    My neighbor was murdered in cold blood last Nov., no action at all. Crime Stoppers, that’s cool, but no resolution.
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    See the husband and son out and about, life has gone on.

      1. uvacowboy NO. First of all I live in an upscale neighborhood. Shes a trailer trash maggot. So probably your neighbor and even looks like you. LOL. CRACKHEAD trash living under a bridge.

          1. Because you suck and I dont. LOL. Your are a white trumptard, I am not. You live off the government, I dont. Simple. Dang government nipple sucklers are the biggest complainers. White like uvacowboy. Their only defense is putting down minorities.

  3. AT the end of the day, uvacowboy and his 3 friends like madmike, etc, are nipple government suckling children. LOOK AT YOUR INCOME STUBS. SIMPLE. WE PAY YOU, WE FEED YOU. IF YOU KNEW ANY BETTER YOU WOULD KEEP YOU MOUTH SHUT.

  4. YOU SEE THEM ALL OVER TOWN. WHITE DUDES WITH AN FOREIGNER WIFE. THEY BRING THE FOREIGNERS HERE. THEN THEY BITCH. LOL. MOST OF THEM MARRIED TO FOREIGNERS. BUNCH OF WEAK MFERS.

  5. THE UGLIEST WHITE CHICK IN EL PASO! AND K1DPR AND GANG HAVE THE BALLS TO INSULT VERONICA. LOL. THIS BITC?@ LOOKS LIKE AN 80YR OLD RETIRED CHEAP STRIPPER. MUST BE THEIR MOTHER.

  6. GIVEN A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY AND CHOOSING TO MOLEST THEIR CHILDREN. DNA CRAP. THEY ARE IT. IT. THEN THEY WANT TO OWN THE COUNTRY. LOL. PEDO US OF AMERICA. SURE. CREEPY WHITE FOLK.

  7. THEM MFERS TRY TO BEFRIEND YOU. YOUR NEIGHBORS. BUT ACT OTHERWISE. DONT TRUST THEM. WHITE MADMIKES, JEFFALLENS, K1DPR, UVACOWBOYS, ORIGINAL MAGAS, NADODAVES, JAMESBEN, ETC

  8. What is so amusing, is that I copy and paste every racist rant, threat and mentally disturbed remark he posts, so when he snaps or dares to confront any normal citizens, we will have more than enough evidence to show that he presented a threat to any of us in court.

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