TOPEKA, KANSAS — Three El Paso residents are accused of helping a Topeka, Kansas man kill his wife. Court records show 32 year-old Manuel Alcala conspired with the trio to murder his wife Ashley Alcala. The 34 year-old woman was found beaten to death in her home last Thursday. Manuel Alcala is now behind bars in Topeka, charged with first degree murder.
As for the three El Paso residents implicated in the scheme, at least two of them are relatives. 58 year-old Manuela Alcala, 19 year-old Benjamin Anaya, and 19 year-old Gabino Alcala are all facing charges. Manuela is Manuel Acala's mother. All three were arrested by police in El Paso.