Woman shot dead while helping family move into new home in Texas, police say. Duo arrested.

Source: Garland police

Jul. 30 2021, Published 2:34 p.m. ET

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A Texas woman helping her daughter and son-in-law move into their new home was killed in what police believe may have started as a burglary.

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On July 27 around 7 p.m., Patricia Eifert, 60, was at her daughter’s residence in Garland alone when a dark-colored four-door car parked in the alley, police said footage from a Nest camera located across the street allegedly showed.

Garland police said a female driver and male passenger got out of the vehicle and began to check homes and cars. The pair, later identified as Kvaughandre Presley, 20, and Gabriela Liliana Torres, 21, then went into an open garage door of the home belonging to Eifert's family.

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Video allegedly shows Torres began removing items from the garage and a parked car in the home’s driveway and stashing them inside her car while Presley came out of the residence carrying something.

The victim’s son-in-law later found Eifert fatally shot in the home, according to reports.

“What's most alarming, is that after this occurred, this murder occurred, they continued in the neighborhood burglarizing vehicles,” Garland police Lt. Pedro Barineau said, according to Fort Worth’s KXAS-TV. “At one point and time, they actually hit a parked car. When they hit the parked car the owner of the residence came out and they tried to find out what happened but the male suspect produced a weapon and pointed it at that person. They eventually fled the location.”

Authorities took Presley and Torres into custody in Dallas on July 29 and the pair face a capital murder charge. A judge set Presley’s bond at $1 million while Torres is being held on $750,000 bond, radio station KJAS reported.

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