Abilene man wanted for murder of girlfriend arrested in Hamlin


ABILENE, Texas - A 45-year-old Abilene man wanted for the Sunday night murder of his girlfriend has been arrested in Hamlin.

Abilene police made the announcement that Manuel Hernandez Talavera had been located in a social media message just after noon Monday.

Talavera is being held in the Taylor County Jail on a$750,000 bond.

Talavera is accused of hitting Soa Olivia Trucks, 40, with a gun and then shooting her at a residence in the 1900 block of Clinton Street in Abilene.

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Abilene police have issued an arrest warrant for a man wanted for killing his girlfriend Sunday night.

The suspect is 45-year-old Manuel Hernandez Talavera. His bond was set at $750,000. Police say his whereabouts are unknown.

According to the warrant, a witness called 911 around 11:45 p.m. to report a shooting.

When police arrived, they found Soa Olivia Trucks, 40, dead with a gunshot wound to the torso.

The witness said Truck's boyfriend, Talavera, hit Trucks in the head with a gun. The witness then heard a gunshot and found Trucks lying on the floor.

Trucks was already dead when the ambulance arrived. Her body has been taken to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office in Fort Worth for autopsy.

Police said they found the murder weapon in a neighbor's front yard, about a block away from the crime scene.

This is the third homicide in Abilene in less than a week. The first happened early Tuesday morning. Roberto Cisneros, 21, and another man were shot outside the Abilene North Apartments at the corner of Vogel and North Willis Street. Cisneros was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jared Dykes, 18, was arrested and charged with murder. Kobe Poston, 17, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Wednesday evening, Kendra Keppler's body was found inside a home in the 3900 block of Whittier Street. Police believe she had been dead for a few days. There are no suspects in her case at this time.