A Texas man who claimed his common-law wife killed herself while they were fighting was exposed as her alleged murderer — when their 3-year-old told police, “Daddy shot mommy.”
Dabreon Banks, 27, is accused of fatally shooting Kimberly Hernandez, 24, inside their Houston apartment on Monday night.
The couple’s toddler daughter and 20-month-old son were both inside the home at the time, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said.
Banks had initially claimed that he and Hernandez were “play fighting” when the gun went off, but later said she shot herself in the head during a physical argument over text messages on his phone.
Neighbors told authorities they’d heard Banks screaming that his wife had just shot herself moments after the gunshots