Man charged with the murder of his girlfriend in SW Wichita

Ted Woodward
July 17, 2019 - 12:43 pm

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29-year-old Victor Castro has been arrested in the southwest part of Wichita, charged with the murder of his girlfriend, 25-year-old Elsey Puente.

The homicide occurred Tuesday evening in the 3100 block of S. Elizabeth, west of Seneca. The woman had been shot one time in the upper body.

The man and woman were involved in a domestic-violence disturbance, involving a gun. Castro was arrested at the residence.

Also in the home, the woman's four children, ages 2, 3, 5, and 8; those youngsters are now staying with family-members.

Castro was arrested on charges of 2nd-degree murder, and felon in possession of a firearm.

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