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Man wanted in wife’s death flees Texas with their two kids

April 10, 2019

A man accused of killing his wife at a Fort Bend County home was on the run Tuesday night after he fled the state with their two young children, authorities said.

The kids, ages 1 and 3, are safe after the husband left them with a relative in an unspecified state before continuing his flight from justice, police said.

The mother of the children was found shot to death soon after 5:45 p.m. when a welfare check was requested at their home in the 19200 block of Mustang Pointe in Richmond, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Maj. Chad Norvell said.

The welfare check stemmed from the husband calling a family member to say he had shot his wife, Norvell said. The couple was not identified.

“The good news is that the kids are OK,” Norvell said.

He declined to say where the husband is believed to be because local authorities are waiting on a judge to sign off on a warrant to search the house and arrest him.

Authorities in the state where he has fled to is working to apprehend him, Norvell said.

“He has communicated with other family members. He’s still using his phones,” the spokesman added.

nicole.hensley@chron.com

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