Recent prison parolee arrested in Weatherford slaying

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A man recently released from prison was arrested Friday in the stabbing death of a Weatherford woman whose husband found her in their home Thursday, the Parker County Sheriff's Department reported.

Linda Surginer Preston, 47, who also went by Linda Loggins, died from multiple stab and cut wounds to her neck, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner reported. Her death was ruled a homicide.

Hector Trejo, 28, was arrested Friday at a Fort Worth apartment complex, Sheriff Larry Fowler reported late Friday. Trejo was in the Parker County Jail Friday night. No bail was set.

Trejo was recently paroled from the Texas Department of Corrections where he was sentenced on a robbery conviction, according to a news release from Fowler.

Preston's husband reported finding her about 5 p.m. Thursday after arriving at their home in the 1600 block of Wildwood Trail, Deputy Danie Huffman, a sheriff's office spokeswoman, said earlier Friday.

The husband said his wife was on the living room floor, the back door was open and her vehicle was missing, she said.

Fowler said investigators learned the woman rented a house from Trejo's relatives.

"The initial investigation indicated the suspect was involved in her death," Fowler said.

Investigators and U.S. marshals found her vehicle. The news release did not say where it was found.

Trejo was arrested at apartments near Las Vegas Trail and Calmont Street in Fort Worth on a parole violation, Fowler said. He was questioned by deputies and Texas Rangers, and "the suspect implicated himself" in the woman's death, Fowler wrote.

"According to the suspect, an argument ensued between the victim and the suspect regarding Trejo wanting to use the victim's vehicle and her refusal," Fowler said.

The sheriff said Trejo also faces a charge of making a false report to a peace officer.

No other details were available late Friday.

Staff writer Alex Branch contributed to this report.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684

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