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A 16-year-old Houston, Texas youth will face a judge Monday on capital murder charges in the death of his parents, Antonio and Dawn Armstrong, reports ABC 13

The teen, whose name has not been released because he is a juvenile, could face the death penalty if convicted.

Investigators have not released a motive in the death of the couple, who were well-known and respected in the community, where they owned a fitness company. “[P]olice say there is no record of ever being called to their home,” notes the report.


Ex-NFL Player Antonio Armstrong, Wife Slain By 16-Year-Old Son At Houston Home

Forty-two-year-old former NFL player Antonio Armstrong and his wife, Dawn, were shot and killed Friday at their home in Houston, Texas, allegedly by their 16-year-old son, reports NBC News.

The teen, whose name has not been released, has been charged as a juvenile and was being questioned Saturday by investigators in connection with the deaths, writes the television news outlet.

Armstrong, 42, “played one season with the Miami Dolphins in 1995 after starring at linebacker for the Texas A&M Aggies. He was named an All-American his senior season with 62 tackles, 9.5 sacks and 18 tackles for a loss,” writes the New York Daily News.

From NBC:

Two of the couple’s other children were in the house when the shootings happened around 2 a.m. local time Friday and neither was hurt, the station reported.

A stunned investigator who called the Armstrongs an “all-American family” said they have not yet determined a motive.

“This was an outstanding family,” Houston police homicide investigator Jimmy Dodson told KPRC. “He was an associate pastor in the area church. He’s a great guy. The mother was apparently a great mother, according to family members.”

The Daily News reports that a GoFundMe page was created to help the family.

Rest in peace, Antonio and Dawn Armstrong. 

SOURCE: NBC NewsNew York Daily News | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty


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