Lubbock Man Charged with Murdering His Wife - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/1/05

Lubbock Man Charged with Murdering His Wife

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Twenty-eight year-old Timothy Uddley is charged with murder. Uddley allegedly stabbed his 24-year-old wife, Andrea Mendoza early Sunday morning at the River Oaks Villa Apartments. The couple also had a history of domestic violence. One incident as recent as last week.

The Lubbock district attorney has charged Timothy Uddley with murder. Police say he stabbed his wife, Andrea Mendoza with a kitchen knife. She died inside her apartment.

Three o’clock Sunday morning, Uddley reportedly broke into Andrea's apartment through this window. He and Andrea were fighting when her brother woke up. The brother told police that is when Uddley grabbed the knife and stabbed her. Uddley left, leaving a trail of his blood outside the apartment. Police say he injured himself during the fight.

A next-door neighbor heard screaming, but did not open his door. “It was about three in the morning. I was asleep on the couch. My wife heard something so she came downstairs. I told her not to answer the door because I didn't know what to expect,” said one neighbor who did not want to be identified.

A witness told police Uddley left the apartment and was heading toward Plainview. He was soon arrested there.

This is not the first domestic call to this apartment. Police were called out twice last month. One call was from Andrea and the second one from Uddley. Police say both had been making threatening phone calls to one another. No charges were ever pursued.

Lubbock county sheriff's deputies say Uddley spent the day in a violent cell. Deputies would not allow the media in the courtroom during the arraignment. Uddley’s bond is set at $300,000.

Andrea and Timothy have a 3-month-old baby together. Andrea was a former Wayland Baptist University student.

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