Published: Tue, April 24, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Mom Set Car on Fire with 3 Children Inside, Say Texas Police

Mom Set Car on Fire with 3 Children Inside, Say Texas Police

Even a Texas mother who tried to burn her children alive educated him beforehand "they went to see Jesus", police say.

Other customers at the vehicle wash intervened Sunday night after the woman revved her engine until the auto caught fire, according to KHOU-TV. Witnesses allegedly heard Segovia making an alarming remark to her children after the fire started.

Houston police say a mother tried to burn her three children alive at a auto wash on Sunday night. According to deputies, she tripped and fell and ran briefly before the deputy constable took her into custody.

Police said Segovia abandoned two of her daughters - ages 11 and 13 - but dragged her 9-year-old daughter towards a nearby bayou, CBS affiliate KHOU reports. He struggled with her, but she was eventually arrested.

The mother has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault on a family member.

Segovia is scheduled to appear for a hearing before 185th District Court Judge Susan Brown on Tuesday.

The youngsters were unharmed from the incident and police are discovering what rates to document. A witness told investigators that the woman revved up the engine until it caught fire.

The woman is also facing a mental health evaluation, the Houston Fox affiliate reported.

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