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Second suspect arrested in connection to Park Twp. murder
PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A second suspect has been taken into custody in connection with the beating death of 38-year-old Jose Patricio Hernandez.
According to the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office, 19-year-old Anthony Alfredo Delagarza was arrested on charges of lying to investigators in the course of their investigation.
Deputies say Delagarza was an acquaintance of Hernandez and his ex-girlfriend, Maryann Castorena, who is considered a suspect in the case, and was arrested for lying to police last week.
Delagarza is currently being lodged in the Ottawa County Jail, and was arraigned on obstruction charges Friday.
Hernandez's body was discovered January 6 on the ground next to his running car at Amberwood Apartments.
An autopsy revealed he died of multiple blunt force traumas to the head.
Delagarza is not being charged in Hernandez's murder at this time.