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Texas Trucker gets life sentence for murdering his wife, her lover, after he filmed their affair

A Texas truck driver who used a spycam to catch his wife cheating on him and later killed her and her boyfriend was sentenced to life in prison this week.

Jordy Husein Suljanovic, 46, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the 2018 murders of his wife Adriana Perez, 41, and her boyfriend Omar Santamaria-Ruiz, 33, Harris County Attorneys said. KTRK television reports. He was convicted of capital murder on Tuesday after an eight-day trial.

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On October 2, 2018, Suljanovic shot and killed Perez and Santamaria-Ruiz after catching the couple engaging in real-time sexual relations with a “secret” camera he secretly installed at the couple’s Houston home. According to investigators, the truck driver was informed of the salacious recording when he was not at home to do a long-distance haul. Suljanovic later returned to his home, where he shot and killed Perez and Santamaria-Ruiz in the master bedroom closet, prosecutors said.

“When he saw his 41-year-old wife and her 33-year-old lover in the house, he returned home and killed them both, waking their children with the gunshots in the middle of the night,” prosecutors said in a statement this week .

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Officials say Suljanovic later enlisted his son and accomplice Jordy Suljanovic Jr. to help dispose of his own mother’s body as well as the remains of Santamaria-Ruiz. The couple drove to Louisiana after the double homicide, where they dumped the bodies of the victims. Santamaria-Ruiz’s body was left in the woods near Natchitoches. Suljanovic Jr. admitted dumping Perez’s body on the Atchafalaya River near Baton Rouge, police said.

In 2022, Suljanovic Jr. pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence in the case. He was sentenced to five years in prison for his role in the gruesome murders.

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After the killings, Suljanovic, a former fugitive, had attempted to flee with his family to Mexico City and later back to his native Bosnia after learning he had been charged with the murder. According to KTRK-TV, he was arrested in London and later extradited to Texas to face charges.

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“This man has killed two people, including the mother of his children, and is trying to flee the country to avoid responsibility,” Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said. “We know that domestic violence can escalate into murder and that is why it is so important to seek justice for the victims in such cases.”

Prosecutors found that prior to her murder, Suljanovic had a long history of domestic violence involving his murdered wife.

“She had been verbally and physically abused by him. And since she was born and raised in Mexico, she didn’t have her own citizenship and probably didn’t feel like she could go, she had nowhere to go.” Assistant District Attorney Lauren Bard said, FOX 26 Houston reported.