Police arrest, charge pair with brutal north San Antonio murder

Detectives say couple mutilated then tried to burn victim


SAN ANTONIO - Hours after a north side fire turned into a murder investigation police arrested the pair they say killed, mutilated and tried to burn the victim.


Thirty-six year-old Connie Yanez and fifty year-old Michael Quinn are now charged with the brutal killing of Albert Guerra Saturday on Wonder Pkwy.

Officers say SAPD and members of the Lone Star task force detained and arrested the couple on an warrant for murder less than 24 hours after firefighters found Guerra's burning body inside the home at 9 a.m. Saturday.

An arrest affidavit reads like a horror story.

In the affidavit detectives say Yanez and Quinn stabbed and then dismembered the body of their 56 year-old victim.

The affidavit states Guerra's legs had been severed, and that he had obvious trauma signs to his neck and the back of his head.

Detectives also say they found an electric circular saw and large knife near the body.

The affidavit says both Quinn and Yanez admitted to the killing.

It also says Quinn had contacted family members in South Carolina and told them he had stabbed and dismembered a man and needed money.

The family contacted SAPD and the search for the suspect began.

Detectives had already been searching for Quinn and Yanez when Guerra's body was found Saturday morning.

They say they tracked and caught them around 1 a.m. Sunday.


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