Texas woman charged in stabbing death of 4-year-old daughter

It was while Lewis was fleeing the murder scene that she became involved a auto accident, leading to her being taken to hospital. She faces life in prison or the death penalty, if convicted, the Houston Chronicle reported.

The little girl was stabbed in the chest multiple times, according to court records. Instead she will be locked away after being charged in her daughter's murder. She basically told them she hurt Fredricka. Deputies say when they arrived at the apartments in 5600 block of Timber Creek Place Drive, they found the body of her daughter, Fredricka. After the family members dialed 911, deputies were dispatched to the Timberwalk Apartment Homes.

Investigators said the mother was in a auto accident and rushed to a hospital around 6 p.m. The 34-year-old mother has three other children, besides Fredricka.

"She texted that the baby had gone to heaven, that she had killed the baby", Randy Sample, a relative, reportedly told KHOU. There was a domestic dispute between Lewis and her boyfriend on Sunday, and police are investigating if the two events were related.

"We don't really know what the catalyst of that argument was", said Thomas Gilliland, spokesman for the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Now, Lewis is in custody.

Investigators called it a "horrific scene".

In November, Lewis was charged with threatening her 16-year-old son with a knife.

Lewis abandoned the child, leaving her for dead in the home, and drove away in her vehicle, prosecutors said.

She pleaded guilty to a misdemeanour and was sentenced to probation which she was still serving.

  • Larry Hoffman