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Woman accused of killing ex-husband’s girlfriend pleads not guilty

Posted at 12:42 PM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 14:19:02-04

A woman accused of shooting and killing her ex-husband’s new girlfriend appeared in court today.

Thelma Villarreal, 32, was in the 347th District Court this morning for her arraignment.

Police say on Dec.30, Villarreal went to her ex-husband’s home on the 400 block of Homecrest Street and was involved in an altercation. During that incident, she allegedly shot and killed her ex-husband’s girlfriend, Alexandra Winfree.

Photo: 21-year-old Alexandra Winfree.

During this morning’s hearing, Villarreal pleaded not guilty to murder and violating a protective order that had been filed by Winfree.

Judge Missy Medary set Villarreal’s trial for July 29.

Meanwhile, Villarreal remains in the Nueces County Jail on a $1 million bond.