Crime Texas woman charged in stabbing death of 4-year-old daughter

21:45  19 june  2017
21:45  19 june  2017 Source:   Associated Press

Mom Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of Her 4-Year-Old Daughter: Cops

  Mom Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of Her 4-Year-Old Daughter: Cops Laquita Lewis, 34, allegedly killed her daughter at their Houston apartment. A Texas mother has been arrested after cops say she fatally stabbed her 4-year-old daughter.Deputy Thomas Gilliland of the Harris County Sheriff's Office says 34-year-old Laquita Lewis texted her family Sunday to apologize for doing "something bad" to the little girl. Watch: Cop Doesn't Consider Himself a 'Hero' After Taking Down Knife-Wielding SuspectLewis allegedly told the family, including the girl's father, that the child was going to heaven, KTRK reported.

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials say a woman has been charged with capital murder in the stabbing death of her 4 - year - old daughter at a Houston-area apartment VIDEO/PHOTOS: Severe storms across Central Texas give way to rainbows. PHOTOS: Hail blankets parts of Austin-metro Thursday.

HOUSTON — Officials say a woman has been charged with capital murder in the stabbing death of her 4 - year - old daughter at a Houston-area The relatives contacted the sheriff’s office. When deputies arrived, they found Fredricka Allen dead . Lewis is being held in Harris County jail Monday.

This photo provided by the Harris County Sheriff's Office in Houston shows Laquita Lewis, who has been charged with capital murder in the stabbing death of her 4-year-old daughter at a Houston apartment complex on Sunday, June 18, 2017. (Harris County Sheriff's Office via AP) © The Associated Press This photo provided by the Harris County Sheriff's Office in Houston shows Laquita Lewis, who has been charged with capital murder in the stabbing death of her 4-year-old daughter at a Houston apartment complex on Sunday, June 18, 2017. (Harris County Sheriff's Office via AP)

HOUSTON — Officials say a woman has been charged with capital murder in the stabbing death of her 4-year-old daughter at a Houston apartment complex.

Deputy Thomas Gilliland of the Harris County Sheriff's Office says 34-year-old Laquita Lewis texted family members Sunday, telling them she had hurt her child. Gilliland says Lewis texted family members from the hospital, where she had been taken after being injured in a traffic accident.

The relatives contacted the sheriff's office. When deputies arrived, they found Fredricka Allen dead at the apartment.

Lewis is being held in the Harris County jail Monday. Jail records do not list an attorney to speak for her.

Gilliland says deputies haven't determined why Lewis killed her daughter, though they believe she got into a fight with her boyfriend earlier Sunday.

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