A San Diego man who allegedly murdered his boyfriend in Hale County, Texas is now facing a federal interstate domestic violence charge, announced Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Prerak Shah.
On Wednesday, a federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment against 23-year-old Alexander Yoichui Duberek, changing interstate domestic violence. Mr. Duberek, wo is currently in state custody on a related murder charge, is expected to make his initial appearance in federal court next week.
According to the indictment, Mr. Duberek allegedly traveled across state lines with intent to kill his dating partner, identified in court documents as “John Doe,” on Oct. 31, 2020.
The state alleges that Mr. Duberek then stabbed to death his 30-year-old boyfriend, whose body was later found on the side of FM 400 the following day.
An indictment is merely an allegation of criminal conduct, not evidence. Like all defendants, Mr. Duberek is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
If convicted of the federal charges, he faces a sentence of up to life in federal prison.
The Texas Rangers and the Hale County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation with the assistance of the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Dallas Field Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Callie Woolam is prosecuting the case.
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