Texas police say a diabolical white ex-boyfriend stabbed the mother of his child to death last year and left their one-year-old son to be burned alive with her body. Thomas Olivas, 29, was arrested on Monday evening at a
sports bar by U.S. Marshalls. The bodies of Mechelle Gandy and her one-year-old son Asher were found in their smoldering apartment in Arlington on March 20, 2011.
Officials say that Miss Gandy had filed for child support from the monster before she was killed, according to reports.
‘It’s fair to say detectives think this may have played a factor in it,’ Arlington police spokeswoman Tiara Ellis Richard said. ‘But we don’t know if it’s the only reason.’
In March of 2011, her body was pulled out of her burning apartment on President’s Corner Drive where she lived alone with her son.
At the time, a neighbor said that he heard tires squealing before the fire broke out. Her body was found to have multiple stab wounds while Asher died of burns.
Investigators spent months collecting evidence and preparing a case against the white on white criminal.
‘She had apparent injuries to her body that were not consistent with the fire,’ Mrs Richard said. ‘Olivias was a person of interest early in this investigation.’
They believe the fire was set in an attempt to cover up the the terroristic crimes.
The terrorist was held on $1 million bond pending a capital murder charge. It was unclear if he would face charges for both deaths. Both mother and son were buried in Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Arlington.
Miss Gandy had worked at 7-Eleven and also as a waitress at Pluckers.