Son of victim in execution-style murders says mom was at wrong place at wrong time

The son of one of 3 people killed inside a NW Houston apartment says he's speaking out to clear up rumors about his mother (KTRK)
April 30, 2014 5:24:23 PM PDT
It's been three days since the execution-style murder of three people inside a northwest Houston. There have been no arrests yet, but now the son of one of the victims is now talking about his mom, wanting her killers caught.

Two women and a man were fatally shot in an apartment on Hillmont on Sunday. We're told one of the women was just visiting at the time, and her son says he's speaking out to clear up some rumors floating around about his mother.

"I was supposed to pick her up at 8 o'clock and now I'm never going to see my mom again," Jonathan Segoviano said.

Segoviano, 22, never thought the conversation he had with his mother Sunday evening would be his last.

"Last words I got from her is that she loves me," he said.

He was dropping her off at the Pine of Northwest Crossing apartment complex so she could visit a friend. And when he returned to pick her up, he learned his world would never be the same.

"My mom was at the wrong place at the wrong time," Segoviano said.

His mother, 41-year-old Marlene Campos, had been killed inside the apartment. Two other victims, a female and male were also dead. HPD homicide detectives say all three were shot execution-style with multiple weapons.

Neighbors tell us they believe prostitution may have been going on in the apartment but Segoviano says that simply isn't true.

"She had not time to do that. If her friends did that, those are her friends. Don't say that my mom could be in that," Segoviano told Eyewitness News.

HPD Chief of Police Charles McClelland says it's still too soon to know the motive but they are still working on leads.

"We're certainly awaiting forensic examination and we're soliticiting information from anyone in the public," McClelland said.

For Segoviano, an arrest couldn't come soon enough.

"Now I just want justice. I just want the people that hurt my mom to come forward," he said.

Segoviano says his mother worked as a cleaning lady at a local school for many years.

Authorities have just identified the second woman as Caren Texis-Villada. The name of the male victim has not yet been released.

If you have any information, you're urged to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.


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