Two remaining suspects arrested in murders of woman, young boy in Alief

Donte Jerrell Earls (left) and Desmenn Demond Simon (right) were taken into custody on Wednesday without incident. Earls, 23, and Simon, 25, are both charged with capital murder.
May 23, 2013 5:12:44 PM PDT
Houston police say the two remaining suspects in the fatal shootings of a woman and a little boy in southwest Houston have been arrested.

Donte Jerrell Earls and Desmenn Demond Simon were taken into custody on Wednesday without incident. Earls, 23, and Simon, 25, are both charged with capital murder.

Two other suspects -- Jerome Dewon Godine and Bobby Austin -- were arrested in the past week and also charged with capital murder.

Police say on May 13 two victims -- Le "Lena" Nguyen, 41, and 10-year-old Brandon Vu -- were pronounced dead at 6634 Westwick Drive in the Alief area, while a third victim, Hoai Tranh Vu, was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital Vu, 40, remains in critical condition.

Police say the three victims -- Ms. Nguyen, Mr. Vu and his son, Brandon Vu -- were found inside their residence and all suffered gunshot wounds. According to witnesses, two unknown black male suspects were seen leaving the residence in a hurry and getting into a gray passenger car, possibly a Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

Further investigation led to Austin's identity as the driver of the Monte Carlo. He was arrested on May 17 and his vehicle was recovered. Godine was arrested on May 21.

Houston police say Austin, Earls and Simon admitted to their roles in the shooting.

The motive in this shooting incident is believed to be drug-related.
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