Darrell Mitchell, man accused in ex-girlfriend's murder, faces judge

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The man accused of shooting his ex and her new boyfriend appeared before a judge today (KTRK)

The man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and then turning the gun on her new boyfriend made his first appearance in court today.

Darrell Mitchell could be facing additional charges.

Mitchell surrendered to police Tuesday afternoon and today he was in front of a judge.

During his first appearance, prosecutors detailed what they say happened the night Mitchell allegedly shot and killed Lakeisha Lewis. Court documents state Mitchell called one of Lewis' friends after the shooting.

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Darrell Mitchell appears in court, charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend

According to the Probable Cause affidavit, Mitchell told Lakeisha Lewis' friend that she would have to take care of the kids now because he had killed Lewis and her new boyfriend Johnel Francis.

Lewis and Mitchell have three kids together. The couple dated for several years before police say the relationship ended earlier this year.

Detectives say Tuesday night Lewis was at home with her new boyfriend, Johnel Francis, when Mitchell came over.

Court records state when Mitchell knocked on the door, Francis answered.

Raw video of court appearance
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Raw video of the man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend and shooting her new boyfriend in court today

Court documents state Mitchell then "went blank and shot both Lewis and Francis. Both victims were shot in the head."

Court records state both Lewis and Francis were shot in the head.

Lewis died at the scene but Johnel Francis was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

When Mitchell surrendered to Houston Police Tuesday evening, we were the only news station there. Mitchell said nothing as he walked into HPD.

Police say Mitchell came to Lewis' apartment after seeing a post on social media from a person babysitting the couple's three children.

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A man accused in the murder of a mom-of-three is expected in court today. Jeff Ehling reports.

Darrell P. Mitchell

Bond in the case was set at $100,000, but that could go up and the charges could increase to capital murder if Francis does not recover.

Family members on social media indicated Francis was in grave condition.
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