A person allegedly murdered his ex-girlfriend, who was a beloved Texas trainer, and left her physique behind for the lady’s 5-year-old daughter to search out, police stated.
Shereena Ann Webster, 36, was shot to dying, allegedly by her 32-year-old former lover Erik Mitchell Rivas, in her Amarillo dwelling within the early morning hours of Aug. 18 whereas the five-year-old was in one other room, in response to a prison grievance obtained by KVII. He then fled the home.
Around 5 a.m., Webster’s daughter discovered her mom’s lifeless physique riddled with bullet wounds. The lady referred to as her grandmother, Patricia Byington, who alerted the authorities, the grievance stated.
Police arrived on the scene round 5:15 a.m. and located Webster useless on the scene. Multiple shell casings had been additionally found.
Rivas was arrested after surveillance video from a neighbor’s dwelling revealed his car was on the scene round 4:15 a.m., courtroom papers stated.
A ladder belonging to Rivas’ office was additionally discovered leaning in opposition to Webster’s yard fence, which was locked. Police believed he used the ladder to get into her dwelling. Footprints had been additionally recognized within the yard, officers stated.
Webster and Rivas had been romantically concerned for years till the trainer “ended the connection and was chatting with different males,” the grievance says.
Byington informed police that she had scheduled a visit to Colorado to satisfy a “romantic curiosity” in Colorado on Aug. 19, the day after she was killed.
Webster had taught at Oakdale Elementary in Amarillo for 10 years earlier than receiving her Masters in Educational Leadership in 2019, according to her obituary. She started educating at South Georgia Elementary in 2021.
Her daughter “was Shereena’s world, her mini-me, her greatest buddy and her little miracle,” the obituary says.
“Shereena’s love for [her daughter] was a good looking factor to look at. Their bond was and can all the time be unbreakable,” it continued.
Webster’s household has launched a GoFundMe marketing campaign to lift cash for her daughter’s future.