Texas man charged with capital murder in deaths of 3 women at South Padre Island condo

Yordi Barthelemy is being held without bond

Yordi Barthelemy (South Padre Island , South Padre Island)

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas – A 23-year-old Texas man is charged with capital murder in the killings of three women in the coastal resort community of South Padre Island.

A judge on Monday ordered Yordi Barthelemy held without bond on the murder charge stemming from the fatal shootings of the women at an island condominium Saturday. He is also charged with assault family violence.

The dead women, ages 46, 47 and 65, were members of the same family and from the Houston area, according to police. Authorities have not released their names and did not answer questions Sunday or Monday about their connection to Barthelemy or a possible motive for the killings.

The suspect did flee the scene of the shooting but later turned himself in. He was arrested in Port Isabel.

An attorney for Barthelemy could not be immediately identified. South Padre Island authorities said he would be transported to the Cameron County Jail, but he was not listed in jail records Monday afternoon.

Police said Barthelemy is from Kerens, a small city about an hour’s drive southeast of Dallas and more than 500 miles north of South Padre Island.

South Padre Island is a community on a barrier island of the same name, off the southern coast of Texas near the Mexican border.

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