Suspect Describes How He Dumped a Murdered Priest's Body

Pro 8 News
April 7, 2009

[with video]

Mexican authorities say the suspect in the case of a murdered Austin priest has confessed to the crime, and claims the two were lovers.

In the confession, Manuel Torres Saldana said the priest, Father Jessie Euresti, wanted to break up with him. The argument escalated into a physical confrontation that ended with the priest being stabbed through the heart.

That's when Saldana says he took the body out to his truck and dumped it in a brush area outside of Nuevo Laredo. He says he then contacted Euresti's family, wanting money in exchange for the body's location.

Saldana is in the custody of Nuevo Laredo police; charges are still pending.


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