The Mardi Gras Murder

On the morning following a Fat Tuesday celebration in Austin, a young woman’s body was found on fire with the flames shooting several feet up into the air. 21-year-old Christy Lynn Espinosa was found to have been killed before she was burned. A married couple quickly became accused of murdering and setting fire to the body and both told investigators a variety of stories about her death, and each blamed the other. Who was to blame and what really happened in this grisly Mardi Gras murder?

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Christy Lynn Espinosa
Source: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/164123436/christy-lynne-espinosa
Christy Lynn Espinosa
Source: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/164123436/christy-lynne-espinosa
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Martha Medina-Hernandez
Source: https://www.statesman.com/article/20120901/news/309011646
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Kenneth Hernandez
Source: https://www.statesman.com/article/20120901/NEWS/308997674

http://mydeathspace.com/article/2009/03/12/Christy_Espinosa_(21)_was_strangled_to_death_by_a_married_couple__dumped_in_a_field__and_then_set_on_fire

http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=4612.0

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/statesman/obituary.aspx?n=christy-lynne-espinosa&pid=124715448

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