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Man strangles girlfriend, then calls family to pick up the kids, say police

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SAN ANTONIO - Police arrested a man Thursday night for allegedly killing a mother of four on the West Side.

Paulo Gonzalez Chavez, 40, did not say a word to our camera as police escorted him into custody after processing.

Police said they found Idalia Celedon Becerra, 29, strangled and propped up against a bed Monday afternoon just before 2 p.m. at a home on Morales Street. Her body was covered with a blanket. Nearby, police found a note written by Chavez detailing what happened.

Detectives say Chavez was upset because Becerra reportedly cheated on him, according to court documents. Becerra leaves behind four children.

The couple lived together on the West Side, police said. Police said he called her family to make sure someone picked up their kids from school.

Officials issued a warrant for Chavez' arrest. He was found on foot at West Military Drive Thursday, wielding a handgun.

Chavez faces a charge for murder. He has a criminal record, including making a terroristic threat against a family member.

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