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McGregor man on trial for November 2012 stabbing

McLennan County Jail
POSTED: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 12:48pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 8:09pm

The trial for a McGregor man, charged with the November 2012 killing of a man in the parking lot of a McGregor restaurant, takes place this week. Jury selection began on Monday.

Augustine Jimenez Guerrero was indicted for murder on January 9, 2013 for the death of Charles Darrell McKenzie.

According to the police report, McGregor Police Department received a 911 call from Doc’s On Main Steakhouse and Saloon in McGregor at 12:10 a.m. on Sunday, November 11. The caller advised there was a fight and a stabbing in the parking lot. Officers arrived at the location and found McKenzie, 49, from McGregor, with several wounds. A believed suspect, officers were informed, was said to have left the scene. That suspect was later identified as Guerrero.

McGregor Police Department advised officers at the first location that there was a Hispanic male and female in the parking lot of the Police Department and there appeared to be injuries on one of them. Two officers returned to the Police Department and found the two people in the parking lot, Paula Rios, 32, and Gurrero, 33, both of McGregor.

While officers were administering emergency care to Rios, who had also been stabbed, they were advised Guerrero was being identified as the person who stabbed McKenzie. Guerrero was taken into custody and later taken to the McLennan County Jail by McGregor Police Department.
McKenzie was taken to Hillcrest Hospital by ETMC, and Rios was taken by CareFlight to Scott and White in Temple.

McKenzie was pronounced deceased at 1:10 a.m. by J.P. Christy Declute. McKenzie was taken to the Dallas Medical Center (SWIFT) for an autopsy.


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