Who was Shaterica Anderson? Texas mom shot dead by boyfriend who was out on bond

Shaterica Anderson, 28, who tried to break up with the suspect several times, was killed in her home while her five children slept nearby


                            Who was Shaterica Anderson? Texas mom shot dead by boyfriend who was out on bond
Anderson's body was found by police in her Spring home with multiple gunshot wounds (GoFundMe and Harris County Sheriff's Office)

HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS: A woman from Texas was shot dead in her home by her partner, while he was free after posting bond on a charge of threatening her. 28-year-old Shaterica Anderson, who tried to break up with the suspect several times, was killed in her home while her five children slept nearby. Her body was found by police in her Spring home early on Monday, November 22, with multiple gunshot wounds, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Police were responding to a call from the sister of Johnny Ray Landry, 48. Landry reportedly told her sister around 2:20 am that "he shot his wife".

"She really tried to escape from him. She really did," said the woman's brother, Jacoby Ashton, reports Houston TV station KHOU. He described Anderson as a kind, loving, hard worker who loved her children. “I watched her get two or three jobs just to make sure they would have something for Christmas or their birthdays,” Ashton said. ”She always made sure that her kids never went without. My sister was the most loving person that you could ever encounter. She had a beautiful smile. Smile for days!”

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Landry has now been charged with Anderson's murder. He is on the run with a warrant issued for his arrest, the sheriff's office said. Landry managed to flee the crime scene before deputies could arrive. He was reportedly last seen driving a silver, four-door Ford Flex with Texas license plate number NNV-6613.



 

According to family members of both Landry and Anderson, the common-law couple had been together since 2013. Landry is the father of Anderson's kids, who range in age from three to nine, FOX 26 reported. The children were asleep when Landry murdered their mother. 

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Anderson, seeking donations on behalf on the family of the victim. The page says Anderson "was a brave young woman who was a recent sexual assault survivor" and "wanted to advocate for women and have her actions serve as an example to encourage other women to speak out against their own experienced abuse and violence." Till the writing of this article, $2,190 had been raised of the $10,000 goal. 

Defending Landry, his sister Sandra Landry said, "He didn't kill his wife." "When he lost his mom, that was like the next thing to him, was [Anderson]," she said. "And that was it. And it was like his world just opened up. I mean, when you say love somebody, and a husband [who] love his wife and his kids, and would go beyond and above for them and make sure — he made sure."

Landry was earlier arrested for allegedly making a terroristic threat towards Anderson in a case of family violence. He was free at the time of the murder after posting bond on that charge. 

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