Texas boy, 15, charged with murder after he fatally shot his mom as she held her grandchild
DALLAS, TEXAS: A 15-year-old boy from Texas has been charged with capital murder after he confessed to fatally shooting his mother. Aime Salinas-Alvarado, a 47-year-old resident of Dallas, Texas, was allegedly shot in the head by her own teenage son, who then fled the scene. More shockingly, the teenager reportedly killed his mother when she was cradling her grandchild. Following the brutal murder, the accused dropped the toddler at the great-grandparents' house and left.
Recently, a similar shocking crime took place in Clinton, Tennessee, where 17-year-old Shawn Willis killed his mom while she was sleeping because she confiscated his phone. He reportedly took his mother's gun from her nightstand, took it into a different room to load it silently. He then stood over her bed, and shot her at close range while she was asleep.
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In the case of the Dallas teenager, his identity has not been disclosed owing to the age of the accused. The crime unfolded when cops were responding to the report of an abandoned child at an address in southwestern Dallas. They found a two-year-old girl who was dropped off at the place by an unknown individual. However, the cops inquired and learnt that the child was supposed to be staying with her grandmother, who happened to be Aime Salinas-Alvarado.
When the police performed a welfare check at her place, they found her dead body with a gunshot wound to the head. Later, they nabbed her 15-year-old son from a friend's house, where he had driven with his mother's car and was hiding. He later confessed to the murder during police interrogation.
The teenager was charged with capital murder and was escorted to police custody at the Henry Wade Juvenile Detention Facility. Cops are still probing the motive behind the shooting and whether the son and the mother shared a sour relationship. Police have also not revealed the relationship of the accused with the two-year-old toddler his mom was taking care of.
A GoFundMe has been launched by Aime Salinas' family to support her funeral expenses. "It’s with a heavy heart to say that our beloved Aime was tragically taken away from us. We ask for love and support in this hard time. She will be deeply missed. We are lost of words and wish we could have another moment with her. Please keep her in your hearts and prayers," Clarrisa Salinas wrote in the GoFundMe description.