FORT WORTH -- A 56-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a man at a south Fort Worth motel room more than five years ago has been indicted by a Tarrant County grand jury.
Guillermo Lugo is awaiting trial on a murder charge in the Nov. 21, 2002, death of 40-year-old A warrant. Police said Delgadillo's body was found at the Super 7 Inn in the 4400 block of South I-35W when a motel guest saw it through an open door of the second-story room.
Cold-case homicide detective Manny Reyes said a warrant was issued for Lugo shortly after the slaying but that Lugo disappeared and was rumored to be in Mexico. In January, Reyes said, police in Columbus, Ohio, detained a man who was pushing a shopping cart full of stolen storm gutters. Reyes said the man initially told police that his name was Robert Torres, but they found a piece of paper on him with the name Guillermo Lugo.
Reyes said police quickly learned that Lugo was wanted on a Fort Worth murder warrant and contacted him. Reyes said he traveled to Ohio to interview Lugo. At first, Reyes said, Lugo claimed that they "had the wrong guy" and that he never had been to Fort Worth. Reyes said when he confronted him with the evidence, however, he changed his story.
"He said, 'It is me, all right. You have the right guy,'" Reyes said. "He said, 'I was there when the shooting happened, but the guy was attacking me.'"
Reyes said he recently talked to the victim's family members, who were relieved an arrest had finally been made.
"They knew their brother wasn't the most outstanding citizen in Fort Worth, but he still shouldn't have been shot and killed and left there," Reyes said.