A Texas man free on bond for a murder case robbed an elderly woman and then ran over her in a McDonald’s parking lot, according to police and prosecutors.
Andrew Williams, 41, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury found him guilty on April 3 of the capital murder of 71-year-old Martha Medina, KTRK reported.
Around 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 23, 2021, police in Houston believe Williams and two other suspects followed Medina from a Chase bank ATM to a McDonald’s in east Harris County. When she was leaving the fast-food restaurant, Williams snatched her purse and jumped into a waiting Chevrolet Impala.
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A tip to police helped investigators place Williams at the scene around the time Medina was killed through GPS data collected from the device.
“We can do better than steal a purse from an elderly person. Get a job!” Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said shortly after Medina's murder. “There's no excuse for that.”
He added: “Come on! This person came to eat. She had her food thrown on the floor. It breaks my heart. She's someone's loved one. It's inexcusable.”
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