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Xavier Jawin Howard is accused of setting fire to cover the strangulation murder of Tammy Mouton’s mother-in-law

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) – A father hailed as a hero for saving his son from a burning house in northwest Harris County is now charged with killing his children’s grandmother and setting fire to cover up. cover.

More than three weeks after the fire, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez shared that Xavier Jawin Howard has been charged with murder in the death of his mother-in-law, Tammy Mouton.

The video above is from an earlier story.

The incident happened around 5 a.m. on January 8 at a house on Trementina Street near Gavin Place Lane. Authorities responded to an initial call about a house fire. When they arrived at the scene, the crew said they found a family in the front yard but Mouton was dead. Investigators said the fire was contained in Mouton’s bedroom at the front of the house.

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At the time of the incident, officials said Howard was taken to the hospital with cuts on his body after trying to get his daughters out of the house. All three were treated for smoke inhalation.

According to deputies, an investigation revealed that Howard had intentionally set the house on fire to conceal Mouton’s death. Howard reportedly set a fire, leaving the scene but returning to help neighbors get his kids out of the house.

Howard was arrested and placed in the Harris County Jail.

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