A Texas father who is accused of fatally shooting the mother of his five children has surrendered to police, authorities said.
In the early morning hours of Nov. 23, Johnny "Ray Ray" Landry, 48, allegedly murdered 28-year-old Shaterica “Terica” Anderson as their children, ages 3 to 9, slept nearby. He then fled the victim’s Houston home.
According to Harris County police officials, the suspect was out on bond at the time of the shooting in connection to an earlier incident in which he allegedly made a terroristic threat towards Anderson.
Jacoby Ashton, told KHOU his sister and her suspected killer had recently broken up.
“She really tried to escape from him. She really did,” he said. “From my understanding he was threatening our family to keep her around.”
According to a GoFundMe, the victim was pregnant when she was fatally shot four times in the head.
Ashton disputed a claim from a member of Landry’s family that the alleged killer and Anderson were fighting over a gun at the time of the incident.
“It definitely wasn’t a fight. It was just cold-blooded murder. It was just pure evil what he did to her. For him to do that with the kids in the house… thank God that they stayed asleep,” he said.
Ashton noted his sister had a “beautiful smile” and “was the most loving person that you could ever encounter” who adored her children.
“I watched her get two or three jobs just to make sure they would have something for Christmas or their birthdays,” he said. “She always made sure that her kids never went without.”
Anderson and Landry’s children are currently in the custody of their maternal grandmother.
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