Jury selection begins today in murder trial

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Jury selection begins today in the capital murder trial of a Lewisville man.

Manuel Nelson Flores-Carrasco is accused of stabbing his girlfriend, Norma Gomez, to death Aug. 30 of last year, police said.

According to police records, Lewisville police officers responding to reports of a stabbing at Basswood Manor apartments in the 1000 block of Fox Avenue found Gomez, 39, and her teenage son on an apartment stairway shortly before 7:30 p.m. Both were covered in blood, police said.

Detectives questioned the son while he was being treated at a hospital in Plano, police said. The teenager told detectives that Flores-Carrasco, 25, had allegedly assaulted his mother earlier in the day, police said, and that his mother refused to allow Flores-Carrasco back in the apartment when he returned from work.

The teenager told detectives that Flores-Carrasco allegedly forced the apartment door open, argued with his mother and then allegedly stabbed her several times with a kitchen knife, police records stated. When he tried to defend his mother, the teenager told detectives, Flores-Carrasco allegedly stabbed him in the chest, police said.

Gomez was transported to Medical Center of Lewisville where she was pronounced dead, police records stated.

In addition to capital murder charges in the death of Gomez, Flores-Carrasco was charged with attempted murder in connection with the injuries to her son, police said.

First Assistant District Attorney Jamie Beck said the state is not seeking the death penalty.

Flores-Carrasco’s trial will be held this week before Judge Bruce McFarling in the 362nd District Court at the Denton County Courthouse on McKinney Street.

MEGAN GRAY can be reached at 940-566-6885 and via Twitter at @MGrayNews.

 


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