Texas man charged in slayings of 3 kids, wounding of mother

Crime scene tape surrounds the Pointe Ann Apartments in Texas City, Texas, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, where several kids were&discovered dead&and a female was shot. Texas City Police stated Junaid Hashim Mehmood was and gave up nabbed in connection to the criminal activity Thursday night.( Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle by means of AP )

The Texas male implicated of eliminating 3 children, consisting of one who was his own kid, and significantly injuring their mom was charged Friday with capital murder, authorities stated.

Texas City authorities Chief Joe Stanton stated Junaid Hashim Mehmood, 27, is dealing with 2 counts of capital murder together with a charge of intensified attack. The kids’s mom was beaten and shot numerous times in the face and head with a high-powered pellet weapon.

Mehmood called cops and was detained late Thursday, simply hours after the killed kids and their mom– 24-year-old Kimaria Nelson– were found by officers in a house in Texas City.

Mehmood had actually been recognized as an individual of interest in the deaths, however he was jailed on an unassociated warrant. Galveston County assistant district lawyer Kevin Petroff stated it was a misdemeanor warrant for supplying alcohol to a small.

Mehmood was being kept in the Galveston County Jail without bond. No lawyer is noted for Mehmood in prison records.

Police officers reacting to an ask for a well-being check at the apartment or condo on Thursday night found the bodies of 1-month-old Ashanti Mehmood, Prince Larry Brown, who would have turned 2 later on this month, and 5-year-old Angela Pilot. They had actually been beaten and stabbed, according to the Galveston County medical inspector’s workplace.

Nelson was not able however alive to speak, cops stated.

Police stated Mehmood is Ashanti’s biological daddy and coped with the household at the home. Texas City has to do with 50 miles(80 kilometers)southeast of Houston.

Authorities stated they have actually not verified an intention in the attack however included they’re examining a social networks post by Mehmood suggesting he had actually ended up being angered after being fired from his task. He had actually operated at a Goodwill shop in close-by League City, cops stated. When he might have been fired, it’s not clear.

Nelson was taken the University of Texas Medical Branch in close-by Galveston. Authorities stated she remained in steady condition Thursday night. A health center representative stated Friday he had no info for a client by her name.

Stanton stated Mehmood complied with investigators who interviewed him.

“He explained with our detectives as far as his participation,”Stanton stated.

Records reveal Mehmood has actually had previous arrests for offenses that consist of attack. Court records reveal that in 2015, Mehmood was founded guilty of attack triggering physical injury for pushing a relative. He was likewise founded guilty a year previously for attack triggering physical injury for striking a sweetheart– not Nelson– with his hand. Following both convictions, the court stated it protested the law for him to have a gun.

He was likewise founded guilty of burglary in 2015.


This variation of the story fixes to state the kids were stabbed and beaten, not shot.

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