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09/24/07 - Angelina County

A Redland Man Is Dead, A Tyler Man Has Been Charged With His Murder

Ten-year-old Flor Salgado was woken up early Sunday morning by her mother after a car crashed into their yard off Winston 8 Ranch Road.

Angelina County Sheriff Kent Henson said, "The car had left the roadway and hit a gas meter and a phone pedestal, and gas was spraying up , so they were trying to get neighbors out."

 But what they discovered afterwards, in a 1990 maroon 4-door Buick was shocking. They discovered the dead body of 19-year-old Diego Noyola, of Redland. He was found in the back seat of the car shot in the abdomen and chest with a 9 mm gun.

Police say 31-year-old Eduardo Gomez Arteaga of Tyler is charged with his murder. Henson says that three friends went out to a party, and Noyola was catching a ride with Arteaga. Arteaga tells police Noyola wanted to get more beer, and Arteaga didn't have gas to do that, that's when he says Noyola hit him.

Sheriff Henson said, "He said self defense.  He said Diego hit him a couple of times with his fist and was attempting to choke him whenever he shot him.

Salgado says her mom saw a man running down the street. Authorities were able to track Arteaga down at a friend's house Sunday evening.

Now he sits in the Angelina County jail.

by Jessica Cervantez

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