A Houston woman Laquita Lewis has appeared in court on a capital murder charge for stabbing her young daughter to death.
The 34-year-old Lauita who is being held without bail was arrested after texting her boyfriend saying the girl was dead and in heaven.
Deputies say 4-year-old Fredricka Allen had been stabbed multiple times in the chest. She was found dead Sunday.
“It’s a very horrific type scene, senior Harris County Deputy Sheriff Thomas Gilliland told Fox 26 Houston.
“It’s a 4-year-old child. Anytime you have the murder of a child it’s very terrible.”
After the stabbing Lewis bolted from the apartment and got into a crash on I-10.While at the hospital, she texted her boyfriend and an aunt.
Gilliland told the paper it wasn’t clear why Lewis would want to kill her daughter. He said she had gotten into a fight with the boyfriend earlier Sunday.