BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- Texas officials arrested a New Jersey woman on Wednesday accused of killing her wife with a wine chiller, officials said.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said 48-year-old Mayra Gavilanez-Alectus, was cuffed by federal agents in Houston.
"It is extremely satisfying when law enforcement works together and we are able to get a dangerous person like Mayra Gavilanez-Alectus into custody," he said.
Gavilanez-Alectus fled the Northeast on a bus from New York City authorities said, but it is unclear if Texas was her final destination or if she was planning to escape the country.
The body of Gavilanez-Alectus's wife, 32-year-old Rebecca Gavilanez-Alectus in the bedroom of the home they shared in Brick Township, officials said.
Authorities issued a warrant for Gavilanez-Alectus’ arrest on May 18, after police determined she was responsible for the May 17 death of Rebecca.
An autopsy later determined that "a cylindrical container used for the purpose of chilling wine was utilized in the commission of the murder."
Officials charged Gavilanez-Alectus with murder, and she also faces two weapons offenses.
She is being held at the Harris County Jail in Texas until she is transferred to New Jersey.
Gavilanez-Alectus recently praised her wife in a gushing Mother’s Day tribute posted to Facebook.
"I truly blessed that you are my wife," she wrote. "Happy Mother’s Day Mi Amor!!"