Mother charged in son’s death

Houston Chronicle Sunday - - CITY | STATE - By Jay R. Jor­dan and Jose R. Gon­za­lez STAFF WRIT­ERS

A woman has been charged with cap­i­tal mur­der af­ter her 5-year-old son died dur­ing a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence in­ci­dent Fri­day night at the fam­ily’s West Hous­ton home, po­lice say.

Li­hui Liu, 43, was taken into cus­tody af­ter Hous­ton Po­lice De­part­ment of­fi­cers re­sponded to a stab­bing call around 7 p.m. at the home in the 13800 block of Holly Lynn Lane, ac­cord­ing to HPD As­sis­tant Chief Wendy Baim­bridge. The child’s mother was the only adult home when po­lice re­sponded, po­lice said

Neigh­bor Louise Dull said a po­lice of­fi­cer de­scribed the scene as “hor­rific.”

The mother, the child’s father and a 13-year-old sib­ling all were ques­tioned by homi­cide de­tec­tives.

“At this point, this in­ves­ti­ga­tion is in its in­fancy,” Baim­bridge said. “There’s not a lot we can re­lease on it other than it looks like a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence in­ci­dent.”

The Har­ris County In­sti­tute of Foren­sic Sciences will de­ter­mine the cause of the boy’s death.

HPD’s homi­cide de­tec­tives are lead­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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