911 Confession Leads Portland PD To Murdered Wife
PORTLAND, TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – On Tuesday Portland police responded to a home on Hollands Way on a report of a homicide. Jose Castano, 55, who lived at the home advised that he had killed his wife.
When officers arrived, Mr. Castano was found on the back patio and was taken into custody without incident. The victim, 49-year-old Jacqueline Castano was discovered deceased, in the bed in the master bedroom of the residence.
A firearm suspected to have been used in the incident was also recovered in the bedroom.
Mr. Castano admitted during an interview that he killed his wife after an argument about infidelity in their marriage, police said. He was transported to Sumner County jail and was charged with one count of first-degree murder.
A court date was set for January 24, 2018 in Sumner County General Sessions Court.
Smokey Barn News has learned that Jacqueline Castano was a Special Education Teacher at Madison Creek Elementary School in Sumner County.
Madison Creek Elementary released the following message on their Facebook page Tuesday evening.
According to officials in Portland, this is the first murder of 2017.
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