WALLER COUNTY, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The man accused of killing his new bride and decapitating her in Magnolia is in jail on half a million-dollars bond.
Investigators say Jared Dicus confessed to killing Angie Diaz, at the home they shared on his parent’s property on Oak Hollow just south of FM 1488.
She was just 21 years old.
Dicus, 21, was arrested on a charge of murder, according to a post by the Waller County Sheriff’s Office.
Discus is in the Waller County Jail on a $500,000 bond.
At 4:35 p.m. Wednesday, the sheriff’s office received a call of a death at the 2000 block of Oak Hollow Blvd. near Magnolia.
Upon arrival, deputies discovered the body of a woman in a small residential structure behind the main portion of the residence, authorities said.
“Deputies advised the female’s body had been mutilated,” the post stated.
Deputies detained Dicus, who was at the scene. Detectives were advised that he was the woman’s husband and that he was believed to have murdered her, according to the post.
“The husband was interviewed and gave a full confession, admitting to the murder of his wife,” the post stated.
In broadcasted reports, Waller County Sheriff Troy Guidry said the woman’s body was dismembered and evidence shows the weapon used was a kitchen knife.
“It’s a gruesome crime,” Guidry said.
Diaz’s friends said she was an immigrant from Nicaragua who had been working two jobs to help pay for her mother’s cancer treatment back home.
Waller County Judge Trey Duhon said a statement on Facebook that he had married the couple in October.
“I’m greatly saddened and shocked by the news of this tragic event and my prayers are with all of their families,” Duhon said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.