Boyfriend Testifies in Rodriguez Murder Trial - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/17/03

Boyfriend Testifies in Rodriguez Murder Trial

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A Hockley county grand jury heard testimony concerning the death of 1-year-old Melanie Rodriguez on July 30th. Initial autopsy reports indicate that the child died from blunt force trauma to the neck and spine.

It's been nearly two months since Melanie Rodriguez was laid to rest. On Wednesday a grand jury heard testimony from Frankie Vustan, the boyfriend of the baby's mother. Since the death, both Vustan and Angela Zamora, the mother, have been considered suspects.

Despite lengthy testimony, the grand jury decided to postpone an indictment, pending the final results of the medical examiner's report. Over the past six weeks authorities have employed lie detector tests and DNA sampling, all in an effort to place the finger of blame.

A relative of Vustan, told NewsChannel 11 that she expects the mother, Angela Zamora, to eventually be indicted for the murder of her own child.

As of Wednesday Zamora did not testify and her family refused comment for this story.

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