A TEENAGE girl was “held captive, raped and shot dead” before her mom’s boyfriend was arrested, 充電済み, and a judge upped his bond to $2 百万, 報告によると.
Van Brisbon, 60, appeared in court on Monday charged with the murder of high school student Lauren Juma, 16, and a judge doubled his bond.
A judge had initially set his bond at $1 million after Lauren was shot dead on Friday at a home in Humble, テキサス.
周りに 1 午前, police responded to a weapons disturbance when Juma’s sister called and said her mother’s boyfriend was allegedly holding her sister captive in their home, コウ 報告.
Police reportedly heard two gunshots as they approached the house.
Prosecutors alleged that when Brisbon exited the home, he was seen pulling up his pants.
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When police went inside and found Lauren’s body, her pants had been pulled down.
Investigators have requested a sexual assault test be performed on the victim because indicates that she may have been raped before she was killed, KTRK-TV 報告.
If the test indicated he raped Juma, Brisbon could face further charges.
Her older sister Keryca Harmon told reporters that Juma called her and her mother, Laurie Young on FaceTime around 1 am saying Brisbon was standing in her room in the dark and wanted her mother to get him out.
Juma yelled that he had a gun, and the call ended after that.
“I just know my baby called me on the phone … [彼女] Facetimed me … and she said mom, ‘help me’ and she hung up the phone. That’s the last time I heard her voice,” ヤングは言った, according to KHOU.
Investigators said Young was out of town for work but hasn’t returned yet.
彼女, who has been in a relationship with Brisbon for five years, said she didn’t understand how the incident happened.
"彼 [Brisbon] treated Lauren like she was his baby. わからない. He can rot in jail. He had no reason to take my baby’s life,” Young told KHOU.
Brisbon’s niece went to court wearing a shirt with Lauren’s face printed on the front, インクルード ニューヨークポスト 報告.
She said her uncle must be held accountable for his alleged actions.
Juma was a sophomore and her dad told reporters that her dream was to join the military or become a police officer someday.
The father said Juma was hardworking and sweet.
Harmon, Juma’s 19-year-old sister, will remember the joy her sister brought to their family.
“She was really beautiful and had a beautiful soul and just wanted to go out and enjoy life all the time,” she told KTRK-TV.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help with funeral expenses.