A Texas Woman Stopped By McDonald’s For Breakfast. Then, A Man Out On Bond For Murder Robbed And Ran Over Her.
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.
The suspects’ vehicle then ran over Medina as they fled the scene. The elderly woman was pronounced dead from her injuries at an area hospital.
At the time of the incident, Williams was wearing an ankle monitor in connection with a 2019 robbery and murder case, according to KTRK.
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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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