'This should not happen to anybody': Woman robbed of purse, run over and killed at Houston McDonald's

Source: Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home; MEGA

Oct. 6 2021, Published 2:42 p.m. ET

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A 71-year-old was run over after having her purse stolen at a Houston McDonald's and now the suspect faces a capital murder charge, police said.

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On Sept. 23, Martha Medina, 71, was getting breakfast for herself and her daughter at the McDonald’s at 430 Uvalde Road in Houston, Texas, according to KHOU 11.

Police say Andrew Williams, 40, attacked Medina and stole her purse, KHOU 11 reported.

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While he was leaving the scene, Williams allegedly ran over Medina in the vehicle he was driving, according to KHOU 11.

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Medina was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead, KHOU 11 reported.

“This is someone’s loved one,” Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said, according to KHOU 11. “This should not happen to anybody. I don’t know what’s going on in our city right now but it’s really sad.”

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“They robbed my mom. They robbed my family. They robbed my kids," Martha's son, Adrian Medina, said at the time of his mother's death, KHOU 11 reported.

Williams was arrested on Oct. 5 and is being held at the Harris County Jail, according to KHOU 11.

According to KHOU 11, Williams was free on bond for another capital murder charge from 2019. Williams was one of three people charged with murder in connection to a shooting death stemming from a drug deal gone wrong, KHOU 11 reported.


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