Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Three murdered in Ft. Worth

The father of a Ft. Worth woman's unborn child was arrested for her murder, and the murder of her 7-year-old son.

According to the Dallas Morning News (I'm not linking because they require registration, which annoys me.), Stephen Dale Barbee, 37, of Fort Worth was booked on capital murder charges in the deaths of Lisa Underwood, 34, and her son, Jayden. The investigation indicates that Barbee suffocated Underwood during a fight, then suffocated the child when he came running into the room, screaming. Barbee then took the bodies north, to Denton County, and buried them. He evidently enlisted the help of a friend who merely thought Barbee was planning to break up with the woman. The friend saw the bodies and notified police.

Lisa Underwood's unborn baby was seven months old. No charges seem to be pending regarding the unborn child's death.

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