A San Antonio man suspected of killing his girlfriend and stuffing her body inside a closet in the couple's apartment was arrested late Thursday, police said.
Jacinto Riccardo Ragland, 40, was arrested about 9 p.m. He remained held at the Bexar County Jail on a murder charge.
Police arrested Ragland after they received a call that he had walked into a convenience store in the 500 block of Eleanor Avenue and told the clerk he had just killed his girlfriend.
Ragland, who appeared panicked, told the clerk he had accidentally killed his girlfriend during a fight that started after he found text messages from another man on her phone, according to a police incident report. When the clerk urged the man to call an ambulance in case the woman was still alive, Ragland declined, telling the man he planned to wait until nightfall to call some friends to help him dispose of the body.The clerk alerted police .... [emphases added]
(from the Express-News)
Thank God for clerks who befriend their regulars to such an extent that the customers feel comfortable enough to share their current and future crimes. And thank God when they call the police later.