A shooting in a Texas home on Tuesday Nov. 8 prompted an Amber Alert to locate the missing 16-year-old daughter and sister of the victims. The girl’s 21-year-old boyfriend was taken into custody the next day. By Thursday, officials located the girl’s lifeless body in a wooded area. By Nov. 15, her boyfriend was facing a murder charge, but he could end up facing three.
Police report that he remains a suspect in the murder of his girlfriend’s 37-year-old mother and 13-year-old sister. Reports indicate that the two were shot in the family’s home. Medical examiners said that the 16-year-old suffered stab wounds to which she succumbed.
Baytown police say that they located the accused man in a bar in Texas City. Officers rushed into the bar, struggled with him and removed him. The owner of the bar said that the dead girl’s boyfriend was drenched in sweat and not wearing any shoes at the time. Police claim that he resisted arrest, and surveillance from the bar shows that there was a struggle. At last report, he was being held in the Galveston County jail on a $50,000 bond.
It appears that police and prosecutors have more investigating to do before a formal murder charge if filed against the Texas man. At this time, he is still facing just the one murder charge, but if police have their way, it will soon be three. This man, alongside his criminal defense attorney, must focus on ensuring that his rights are not violated as the investigation continues and the court proceedings move forward.
Source: click2houston.com, “Boyfriend charged with murder in Baytown teen’s death“, Lea Wilson, Cathy Hernandez and Aaron Barker, Nov. 15, 2016