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Only On 2: Were Explosive Text Messages Sent From Slain Mayor's Wife To His Alleged Mistress?

BELL GARDENS ( — As friends and family remembered slain Bell Gardens mayor Daniel Crespo Friday, more details were emerging about his alleged extramarital relationships.

Crespo was shot and killed by his wife on Tuesday. Her attorney said it was a case involving self-defense.

Willy Crespo, the mayor's brother, told KCAL9 on Thursday that he believed the fact his brother had told his wife about an extramarital affair may have played a role in the shooting.

On Friday, CBS2's Serene Branson obtained text messages reportedly sent by Levette Crespo to a woman who says she had a six-month relationship with the slain mayor.

It is a story that is Only On 2.

Branson spoke to a woman who said she was an ex-Crespo girlfriend.

The woman did not want to give her name or tell her story on camera. She did however share some of the text messages.

In a text dated August 13, Crespo's wife reportedly wrote, "[Expletive], if I find out your borrowing money from my husband we're going to have a problem!!!!!"

Just last week, on September 25, another text. It's from Crespo, in her phone as "The Puerto Rican Prince."

He wrote, "I'm so tired running around wish I had u in my arms." She replied, "Would be nice."

Only five days after that exchange, officers responded to the Crespo home and found Levette had shot Daniel to death.

Both Levette and the couple's 19-year-old son were treated for facial injuries. Neither was arrested.

Daniel Crespo's family admits he did have extramarital relationships and believe they reached a boiling point in the days before the shooting.

The former girlfriend who spoke to Branson believes she also received a profanity-laced voicemail from an unknown number she is now sure came from Crespo's wife.

Branson was unable to get a comment about the text messages from Levette Crespo or her attorney.

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