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Houston Femicide: James Ochoa has been identified as a suspect in a domestic shooting at a medical center apartment

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A 33-year-old man who Houston police said drove to the Austin area with a baby and told officers he killed his girlfriend has been identified.

James Christopher Ochoa has been charged with murder but remains in police custody in Cedar Park on Tuesday. According to HPD, Ochoa is accused of shooting and killing his 32-year-old girlfriend, whose body was found Monday morning in an apartment on El Mundo Street near Holly Hall.

Ochoa claimed at Cedar Park Police Department that he killed the woman in Houston, HPD said. This led to patrol officers and paramedics arriving at the apartment where the woman’s body was located.

As of Tuesday morning, it’s not immediately known when Ochoa is expected to arrive in Houston to face charges. The victim’s identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

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The baby who was with Ochoa was not hurt, but HPD has not confirmed his relationship to the suspect or victim.

Records show that Ochoa had previously been charged with assaulting a pregnant woman last September. In February, the case came before a grand jury, which found there was insufficient evidence to formally indict Ochoa.

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