Mother charged in son’s death
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.