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4/28/2010

Woman Decapitated in Dallas

Filed under: Crime — DRJ @ 8:31 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

A Dallas man is being sought in connection with the decapitation of his wife, reportedly with two chain saws. Her headless body was found outside their home:

“Police searched Wednesday for a Texas man authorities say used two chain saws to decapitate his wife before leaving her body in the street near their suburban Dallas home.

Maria Corona’s body was found around 11 a.m. Monday by a postal worker outside the family’s one-story brick home in Lewisville, located about 25 miles outside Dallas, authorities said.

Police arrived at the home, shortly after the mail carrier called 911, and found a trail of blood from the body to the home, according to a search warrant affidavit. Two chain saws with blades covered in blood were on the tailgate of a pickup truck in the driveway. One of the chain saws was still running, the affidavit said.

Police said an arrest warrant had been issued for 49-year-old Jose Fernando Corona, charging him with the murder of his wife.

“Witnesses in the neighborhood did hear a chain saw running, but that was all they heard,” Lewisville police Capt. Kevin Deaver said. “It was an extremely gruesome scene. The method of death was brutal.”

The autopsy showed Mrs. Corona was alive when she was decapitated. Authorities apparently believe Corona may seek assistance from friends and family in Texas or Mexico.

— DRJ

20 Responses to “Woman Decapitated in Dallas”

  1. By the way, Lewisville is a fairly affluent suburb of Dallas, as noted in the story, akin to Long Island vis-a-vis New York City. It’s part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and close to the airport.

    Based on my eyewitness report of the news, the family lived in a nice neighborhood.

    They had six children. If the husband committed the crime, he is crazy.

    Ag80 (f67beb)

  2. Must of been pretty damn pissed.

    HeavenSent (a9126d)

  3. I have heard that if you never thought of killing your spouse, you have never been married.

    This gentlemen seems to have gone off the deeper end however.

    HeavenSent (a9126d)

  4. Why 2 chain saws? One must have needed to be sharpened or
    maybe ran out of gas? And the other was still running?

    krusher (2cfaaa)

  5. If they found two guns, the cops would be looking fro two suspects. Two chain saws ? Maybe one did run out of gas.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  6. Note to self: Remove ignition wire from wife’s chainsaw.

    nk (db4a41)

  7. Is the saw ‘family’? I mean, this was in Texas…

    ok, that was a bit low, but one news aggregator site, I forget which one, did have a graphic of Leatherface with this story.

    MunDane (54a83b)

  8. Cutting the heads off people Americans won’t cut off.

    Joe mama (fd5575)

  9. Chain saw control now!
    Concealed chain saw carry permits are the problem.
    There are too many chain saw in America
    Will Mayor Nutter sue the chain saw manufacturers? They sold multiple chain saws to a REAL nutter.

    quasimodo (4af144)

  10. life imitates art,”moivie texas chainsaw massacre”, will crime scene photos get awards from the national endowment for the arts.good work for our taxpayer dollars.

    clyde (64e04d)

  11. While there are heinous crimes everywhere these days, Texas seems to get more than their share of the publicity. I still remember the case of the hit and run driver who drove all the way home with the unfortunate victim still firmly lodged in his front winshield. The poor guy was begging him to please stop the car all the way home, and when he parked it in his garage he left the still – living pedestrian hanging there, screaming all the while.

    Dmac (21311c)

  12. Texas is a big state, so that accounts for some of it.

    I think that story line (the hit and run-with-victim driver) was a CSI episode, and I’m actually not sure which came first.

    MD in Philly (0f793a)

  13. “…be on the lookout for a man wearing a mask made of human skin.”

    mojo (8096f2)

  14. I think that story line (the hit and run-with-victim driver) was a CSI episode, and I’m actually not sure which came first.

    The real-life event came first. It occurred in October, 2001. The CSI episode aired in May, 2002.

    Some chump (63ff1e)

  15. Dmac:

    While there are heinous crimes everywhere these days, Texas seems to get more than their share of the publicity. I still remember the case of the hit and run driver who drove all the way home with the unfortunate victim still firmly lodged in his front winshield.

    Texas and Texans are a wild bunch sometimes but some of the more flamboyant stories happen in DFW. One, the story you mentioned, involved Gregory Biggs who was hit by a woman, not a man. Chante Mallard was reported to be a former nurses’ aide. She let Biggs die a cruel death and was sentenced to 50 years in prison.

    DRJ (d15e92)

  16. thanks Some chump

    While we’re on the topic of gruesome crimes, over at PowerLine they have a couple posts about a Judge Robert Chatigny, who is President Obama’s nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

    Apparently he has demonstrated the opinion that sexual sadists are so warped by definition that they should not be executed, and maybe not even held criminally responsible for their crimes. Maybe I have that wrong, if I do, someone here will get it straightened out. Getting the Judge straightened out, however, may be another thing.

    MD in Philly (0f793a)

  17. I always argued that a murderer was simply an extroverted suicide, myself. 😉

    nk (db4a41)

  18. This sounds like a side by side experiment that got interrupted. I want to know which chainsaw worked better, especially if they were different brands.

    daleyrocks (1d0d98)

  19. Holy crap. It’s almost like Breaking Bad coming to real life.

    L.N. Smithee (52cee5)

  20. I watched Breaking Bad recently. Interesting show.

    JD (c1a2b8)


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