A Texas teenager has been accused of killing a woman while she was visiting her son’s grave, police said.
Christian Lamar Weston, 17, is unbonded in the fatal shooting of Yolanda N’Gaojia, 52, as she mourned the death of her son Amir on his 22nd birthday, Killeen Police said on Saturday.
N’Gaojia was gunned down March 22 in the Calvary Baptist Church Garden of Memories cemetery, where a second person was also shot but survived, police said. N’Gaojia died hours later from wounds sustained in the cemetery, KXXV reported.
N’Gaojia’s son, a native of New Jersey, died on New Year’s Day, according to his obituary. He is one of the couple’s three children, her ex-husband Kineh N’Gaojia previously said.
“I hope he gets the death penalty,” Kineh N’Gaojia wrote on Facebook on Saturday after police announced Weston’s arrest.
A day after his ex-wife was killed, N’Gaojia said he had “no words” to describe his pain.
“It’s stuff you see in movies, but it’s become our lives,” N’Gaojia wrote in March. “I can’t believe you’re gone Yolanda N’Gaojia… how are you going to kill her at his son’s grave on his birthday???”
Weston was charged with murder and illegally carrying a gun. A judge ordered him held without bail in the Bell County Jail, police said late Saturday. It’s unclear if he has hired an attorney to speak on his behalf.
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