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Maria Aracel Portillo, 45, Bayou Body Count No. 143

Yet another murder-suicide, and yet another kid who is going to grow up scarred.

An ex-husband gunned down his former wife in front of their kid Satruday, then turned the gun on himself, police say.

About 6:20 p.m. Saturday, Maria Aracel Portillo, 45, went with her son to visit her ex-husabnd on the northwest side of town.

When they got to the apartment in the 1300 block of Afton, police say, Humberto Canjura, 59, "pulled out a gun and shot Portillo several times. The son managed to escape and called police," HPD says.

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The apartment door was barred, so a SWAT team was called in the forced it open. Police then discovered the two bodies.

No age for the child was given.


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