Texas grandmother, 68, charged with murder

Elizabeth Guerrero. (Jail photo)
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EDINBURG, Texas (AP) A 68-year-old Rio Grande Valley woman has been charged with murder after authorities say she used her SUV to fatally run over her granddaughter's former common-law husband.

A $1 million bond was set for Elizabeth Guerrero, of Donna, who appeared before a justice of the peace Saturday.

She's charged in the death of 20-year-old Gilberto Gaytan.

Guerrero has requested a court-appointed lawyer.

Hidalgo County sheriff's investigators believe the slaying Thursday in Mission stemmed from a custody dispute between Gaytan and Guerrero's granddaughter, 22-year-old Elizabeth Morales, who has a 2-year-old daughter.

Morales is jailed on a previous drug charge.

Her daughter is in the care of child welfare officials.