The woman arrested in the disappearance of a 5-year-old Houston boy will likely face additional charges, a prosecutor said — as a judge also increased her bond in her first court appearance.
Theresa Balboa, 29, the girlfriend of Samuel Olson’s father, Dalton, has been charged with tampering with evidence, a human corpse, in the boy’s death.
During a court hearing Monday, prosecutor Andrea Beall of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office said authorities planned to file additional charges against Balboa, CBS DFW reported.
She said a murder or a capital murder probe is pending in the case.
In addition, Balboa has been charged with assault for allegedly choking Samuel in November.
During the Monday court appearance, State District Judge DaSean Jones increased her bond from $5,000 to $100,000 in the assault case.
Samuel Olson reportedly died on May 10, 2021.Family handout
Balboa, who also is being held on a $500,000 bond for the tampering charge, did not speak during