November 21, 1997 in Nation/World

Man Arrested In Killing Of Mother Of Quadruplets

Associated Press
 

A 21-year-old man charged in the slaying of a Florida woman - whose quadruplet toddlers were found crawling in her blood - was arrested Thursday in Monterrey, Mexico.

Texas Rangers and Mexican police had hunted for Jose Luis Del Toro since he was charged in the Nov. 7 killing of Sheila Bellush in Sarasota, Fla.

Mexican state judicial police and Immigration and Naturalization Service agents picked him up about 5 p.m. at a house in Monterrey, 235 miles southwest of Laredo, said Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Mike Cox.

Bellush, who formerly lived in San Antonio, was a 35-year-old mother of six children, including 23-month-old quadruplets who were found crawling in her blood after she was shot to death. She also had two daughters from a previous marriage.

She was buried Thursday in Newton, N.J., where her husband’s family lives.

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