Communities mourning death of Littlefield woman, allegedly murde - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Communities mourning death of Littlefield woman, allegedly murdered by her husband

LITTLEFIELD, TX (KCBD) -

The communities of Amherst and Littlefield are in mourning tonight, following the murder of a Littlefield woman.

Pearland police believe Ernestina Chairez was killed by her husband, Rodolfo Chairez, on Tuesday evening, after he drove more than eight hours from Littlefield to Pearland, a suburb of Houston.

Authorities say the couple was separated, and that Rodolfo made the drive hoping for a reconciliation.

For Amherst resident, Clinton Sawyer, Ernistina Chairez was more than just a friendly face he saw daily in her role as assistant postmaster in Amherst.

"Very pleasant lady, very accommodating in her work, did her job well, just one of those people who...just enjoyable to be around," Sawyer says. He says the news of her death caught him off-guard.

"Shock I think would be the main thing. Very surprised, never something I would have expected," Sawyer says.

Investigators say Rodolfo drove to the apartment where Ernestina was staying, and the two spoke for several hours.

Authorities say Rodolfo shot his wife three times in the chest, with three children, all under the age of 13, watching.

As of Thursday night, Rodolfo remains in jail in Brazoria County, on a $250,000 bond, charged with murder.

Sawyer says Ernestina's kids are first on his mind during this heartbreaking time.

"Your mom was a good lady, you should be proud of her, for who she was and what she stood for."

The Lamb County Sheriff's Department tells us they were contacted about a month ago by the bank Ernestina worked for, concerned about her safety. Officials say her co-workers were worried about what Rodolfo would do.

Copyright 2016 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Texas school shooting survivors face a 'spiritual war zone'

    Texas school shooting survivors face a 'spiritual war zone'

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:52 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:52:04 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 12:45 PM EDT2018-05-21 16:45:00 GMT
    (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). A billboard is seen off of I-45 near Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers at Santa Fe High School.(Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). A billboard is seen off of I-45 near Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers at Santa Fe High School.

    The shooting suspect, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, has been jailed on capital murder charges.

    The shooting suspect, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, has been jailed on capital murder charges.

  • Divided Supreme Court rules for businesses over workers

    Divided Supreme Court rules for businesses over workers

    Monday, May 21 2018 10:21 AM EDT2018-05-21 14:21:59 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 12:44 PM EDT2018-05-21 16:44:33 GMT
    The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court's conservative members in the majority, that businesses can force employees to individually use arbitration to resolve disputes. (Source: Supremecourt.gov)The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court's conservative members in the majority, that businesses can force employees to individually use arbitration to resolve disputes. (Source: Supremecourt.gov)

    A new Supreme Court will allow employers to prohibit workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace.

    A new Supreme Court will allow employers to prohibit workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace.

  • Trump to DOJ: Investigate whether FBI infiltrated campaign

    Trump to DOJ: Investigate whether FBI infiltrated campaign

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:51 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:51:49 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 12:44 PM EDT2018-05-21 16:44:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington. Trump said he will "demand" that the Justice Department open ...(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington. Trump said he will "demand" that the Justice Department open ...

    Trump's demand puts further pressure on the Justice Department, which later Sunday asked its watchdog to expand an existing probe of FBI actions, as the White House combats the threat posed by special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation.

    Trump's demand puts further pressure on the Justice Department, which later Sunday asked its watchdog to expand an existing probe of FBI actions, as the White House combats the threat posed by special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation.

Powered by Frankly
<div id="CDEV-footer"> <div class="top"> <div class="search-box"> <div class="wnSearchBox" id="WNSearchBox-bottom"><form method="get" onsubmit="return wnValidateSearchTerm(this,0)" action="/Global/searchresults.asp"><span>Can't Find Something? </span><input type="text" class="wnQueryText" name="qu" size="20" value="" placeholder="Search For It Here"><input type="submit" class="wnSubmit" value="Search"></form></div> </div> <div class="station-info"> <div class="logo"><img src="http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/wncustom/custom/kcbd/2015/images/kcbd-footer-logo.png" width="103" height="98" border="0" /></div> <div class="contact"> <div>5600 Avenue A<br>Lubbock, TX. 79404</div> <div>(806) 744-1414</div> </div> <div class="fcc"> <div><a href="https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/tv-profile/kcbd">FCC Public File</a></div> <a href="mailto:publicfile@kcbd.com">publicfile@kcbd.com</a> <div>(806) 744-1414</div> <a href="/story/4693037/kcbd-eeo-public-file-report">EEO Report</a> <a href="/story/19485867/closed-captioning-on-kcbd-newschannel-11">Closed Captioning</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="footer-main-nav"> <ul class="link-group"> <!--<li><a href="#">News Now Link</a></li> <li><a href="#">News Now Link</a></li> <li><a href="#">News Now Link</a></li> <li><a href="#">News Now Link</a></li>--> </ul> </div> <div class="news-link"> <ul class="link-group"> <li><a href="http://www.ktre.com/category/241993/texas-news-now">Texas News Now</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="bottom"> <div class="copyrightText"> <a id="wnLogo" href="http://www.worldnow.com"><img src="http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/wncorp/logos/worldnow_white.png" id="wn"></a> <div class="text"> All content &copy; Copyright 2000 - 2018 Raycom Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our <a href="/story/8774923/privacy-policy">Privacy Policy</a>, and <a href="/story/8775106/terms-of-service">Terms of Service</a>, and <a class="adchoice" href="//www.aboutads.info/choices" target="policy">Ad Choices</a>. </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div> </div>