An 8-year-old from Texas broke into his Houston apartment and found his mother beaten to death
The child said his father, who was also in the apartment, told him his mother was asleep and not to wake her, according to the sources. The man, who has been identified as 23-year-old Alexis Armando Rojas-Mendes, is absconding.
The incident occurred on September 18 in an apartment on De Soto Street, near Antiion Drive.
The next morning, when the boy couldn’t wake his mother, he went to the neighbors for help. Authorities who arrived at the scene determined that the victim, 27-year-old Ashley Garcia, had died within hours.
The victim died due to head injuries
Inside the apartment, investigators found blood splatters on the walls and floor. Police said Garcia suffered a head injury. She was found lifeless on her bed.
The child told investigators that his father had said he should go to work before warning him not to wake his mother. The father reportedly added that upon his return they would “go on a distant journey”.
A neighbor witnessed the fight between the couple
A neighbor said he heard arguments and “knocking knocks” from the victim’s apartment the night before she was found. Another neighbor said he saw a man beat a woman in the parking lot of an apartment complex before trying to drag her and the baby into the car.
The suspect, according to a neighbor, then dragged the woman by the hair into the upstairs apartment, hitting her with a cell phone.
Mendes asked for the money from the victim’s sister
The suspect’s sister appeared in the apartment while the investigators were still there. She told authorities she spoke to Rojas-Mendes at around 5:45 am on September 19. He asked for money to travel to work outside the city and she said he looked worried.
Garcia leaves behind three small children.