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Woman extradited from Germany convicted in 2014 slaying of Ethel couple

1 year 2 months 1 week ago Thursday, July 22 2021 Jul 22, 2021 July 22, 2021 5:21 AM July 22, 2021 in News
Source: The Advocate
Dulce Maria Funez

BATON ROUGE - A woman convicted in the brutal 2014 slaying of a Louisiana couple and of trying to dodge arrest by fleeing the country now faces life in prison.

According to The Advocate, Dulce Maria Funez worked for 51-year-old Connie Hall and 53-year-old Eddie Hall as an employee of their painting business. But after Funez argued with the couple over a reduction in pay and was subsequently fired, authorities believe Funez and her boyfriend, Armando Reyes Diaz, killed the Halls on April 27, 2014.

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Officials said Connie Hall was stabbed nearly 40 times and the body of her husband was found next to his bed with his gun still holstered.

Officials believe Funez then attempted to evade authorities by relocating to another country. 

Two years after the Halls were killed, Funez was located and arrested in Germany. She was brought back to Louisiana and charged with two counts of first-degree murder. 

Her boyfriend, Diaz, though never found was also charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

Funez has been convicted and now awaits sentencing.

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