A Houston woman fatally shot her sister and then forced her own 13-year-old son to help dispose of his aunt’s body, police said.
Carmen White, 38, faces capital murder charges for allegedly shooting her sister Cynthia Cervantes multiple times on March 31 and then dumping her sibling’s body at the end of a dirt road and setting it on fire, KPRC reported, citing court documents.
But before White moved the body, she needed help, authorities say.
An ex-boyfriend told police she asked him for help and offered sexual favors in return, but he refused, the newspapers say.
She then reportedly reached out to her teenage son. Records show that White stopped the boy from playing in the park with this 12-year-old brother and asked him to carry an “unknown” item in their car, the TV network reported.
“He reached down and lifted what felt like human legs [he] dropped his legs back to the ground,” the documents claim.
White ordered him to pick up the body and take it to her car, but he resisted, citing court documents, according to the KPRC.
At that moment, White became “extremely aggressive,” and her son eventually gave in out of fear for his safety, records show.
White remains on the run and an arrest warrant has been issued for her.
It is alleged White killed her sister because the victim called her in February, leading to charges against the suspect of making terrorist threats to a family member and possessing meth, KPRC reported, citing records.
Cervantes’ body was found by police in an industrial metal works park after a witness reported her grisly discovery to a railroad worker, ABC 13 said.
A family friend told police that White appeared paranoid after the alleged murder and even traded in a new car she bought in early March because she said the air conditioning was broken, the TV network reported.
The accused killer’s gray Chevrolet HHR was seen on camera footage near where the body was dumped, investigators said, according to ABC 13.
Records state that there was blood in the “aft hold”. [of the vehicle] and on an envelope found under the driver’s seat,” although police are awaiting DNA results, ABC 13 reported.
https://nypost.com/2022/06/27/woman-allegedly-killed-sister-forced-her-teen-son-to-help-move-body-reports/ Woman allegedly killed sister, forced her teenage son to help move: reports