Thousands of people here in Texas and across the country suffer from a variety of mental health issues. Those issues make their lives challenging, and some of them might even become violent. The question is whether they should be incarcerated or given the help they need. This question could play a significant role in a case involving a mother facing a capital murder charge.
Reports indicate that the woman’s father-in-law watched her take a knife from the kitchen and head toward the bedrooms. He then heard the screams of his 5-year-old granddaughter. When the mother returned to the kitchen, he claims she began stabbing him as he attempted to disarm her.
When police arrived at the home, they found the 58-year-old man in the driveway in possession of a 10-inch knife. He told officers that the 24-year-old mother was still in the house with his granddaughter. She was getting out of the shower when officers confronted her. Officers found the lifeless body of her daughter in one of the Texas home’s bedrooms. Police took her into custody, and she now faces charges for murder and aggravated assault.