Days after a Texas man proposed to his girlfriend on New 12 months’s Eve, he allegedly shot and killed her.
Kendrick Akins, 39, is charged with homicide and aggravated assault within the dying of his 33-year-old fiancée, Dominic Jefferson, KHOU experiences.
He was initially thought-about an individual of curiosity earlier than he was ultimately charged, KHOU experiences.
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In line with prosecutors, Akins shot Jefferson within the chest following an argument at an house advanced car parking zone in northwest Harris County, KHOU experiences.
Throughout his first courtroom look on Monday (Jan. 6) morning, the decide elevated his bond on the homicide cost from $150,000 to $250,000 on the request of prosecutors, who referred to as him a hazard to the group, KHOU experiences.
For the aggravated assault cost, which was resulting from Akins allegedly opening fireplace on Samaritan who tried to assist Jefferson, the bond is $75,000, KHOU experiences.
“Simply primarily based on the fees alone, primarily based on the PC [probable cause] statements which are public report, it is a good day to not have a concern of continued violence at this level,” Prosecutor Michael Hanover with Harris County District Legal professional’s Workplace stated, KHOU experiences.
Akins was out on parole and has a historical past of home violence, prosecutors stated, KHOU experiences.
In 2008, Akins was convicted of aggravated assault of a member of the family and he additionally has prior felony convictions for possession of a weapon as a felon and possession of a managed substance, in response to courtroom information, the Houston Chronicle experiences.
Extra bond situations set embrace no contact with the victims’ households, carrying a GPS ankle monitor and staying in Harris County, KHOU experiences.
In line with Houston police, they responded to a name of a capturing and located a 33-year-old lady lifeless within the car parking zone of the house advanced, KHOU experiences.
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Relations recognized the sufferer as Dominic Jefferson, the Houston Chronicle experiences.
“He simply proposed to her in entrance of the entire world,” Jefferson’s sister stated on Fb. “I wish to know why. Why would you do that? You say you liked her.”
The 2 had been relationship for about three months, the Houston Chronicle experiences.
After Akins shot Jefferson, he shot at an individual who tried to assist the sufferer earlier than fleeing the scene, police stated, KHOU experiences.
In line with a witness who reportedly knew the couple, Akins was recognized to hold a weapon, KHOU experiences.
The witness added that the couple was recognized to argue and have finished so up to now, KHOU experiences.
On the day of her alleged homicide, Jefferson was making an attempt to repair her automotive and argued with Akins, the witness advised investigators, KHOU experiences.
“Go forward, shoot me, shoot me!” Jefferson reportedly yelled to Akins after he grabbed a handgun from his entrance proper pocket, KHOU experiences.
The nice Samaritan, who ran over after listening to the arguing that led to the capturing, requested the witness what occurred and she or he advised him Akins had shot Jefferson, KHOU experiences.
Akins, who had fled the scene, reappeared and screamed on the good Samaritan, asking, “What did you simply say? What did you say?” KHOU experiences.
Akins then allegedly shot on the good Samaritan, who pretended to be lifeless, KHOU experiences.
In line with the witness, Akins walked over to the nice Samaritan, grabbed his cellphone and took off, KHOU experiences.
He later arrived at a Houston police division patrol station for questioning and was then arrested and charged, KHOU experiences.