A 26-year-old man has been charged with killing his common-law wife, who was 22 at the time, by choking her. The couple’s two children were there.
According to a press release, officers from the Houston Police Department were sent to a hotel on Bay Area Boulevard at around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18 in response to a probable assault. When police talked to Jyron Charles Lee, they found out that he and his wife had a fight.
Lee reportedly told police that he choked his wife after she allegedly strangled their 3-year-old child.
Apparently, the victim also attempted to choke Lee, but he managed to grasp her arms and place her in a chokehold. Lee reportedly phoned 911 when she stopped responding.
Nancy Reed, the suspect’s wife, was rushed to the hospital but was later pronounced dead.
Lee was allegedly taken into custody and accused of murder. According to KPRC, his bail was set at $250,000.
It seems that Child Protective Services took care of the kids until they could be reunited with their families.
Police had been called to the hotel earlier that night after receiving complaints of a “custody struggle” between the victim and suspect, according to KRPC, before the deadly choke. The argument was apparently resolved when authorities talked with the couple.