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Corpus Christi police arrest second suspect in Leopard Street homicide

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Corpus Christi police have arrested a second suspect in connection with the death of a 40-year-old man whose body was found in a vehicle in December.

Around 5:30 a.m. on Dec. 26, officers were dispatched to the 4800 block of Leopard Street for a man down in a vehicle, a news release said.

Officers discovered a 40-year-old man in the driver's seat of the vehicle. His death was ruled a homicide.

a woman in a green shirt: Stephanie Ysassi © Nueces County Jail Stephanie Ysassi

The same day, 34-year-old Stephanie Ysassi was arrested and charged with murder. Her bond was set at $1 million.

More: Corpus Christi police: Woman accused of murder on Leopard Street

Police released a video of a Ysassi in a convenience store with a man they later identified as 34-year-old Mark Hernandez.

Detectives later obtained a second arrest warrant for Hernandez, who was arrested at a residence in Robstown on Jan. 14 and taken into custody without incident, the release said.

a person posing for the camera: Mark Hernandez was arrested in connection to the death of a 40 year old man who was found in a vehicle outside a Leopard Street convenience store. © Nueces County Sheriff's Office Mark Hernandez was arrested in connection to the death of a 40 year old man who was found in a vehicle outside a Leopard Street convenience store.

Anyone with information about the homicide should call 361-885-2840. Information can also be submitted anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 361-888-8477.

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