HOUSTON (FOX 26) - New developments in the case of the teenager who is accused of killing his parents nearly two years ago. Antonio Armstrong Jr. is charged with capital murder, but could the charges be dismissed since it seems evidence was not presented to the defense in a timely manner?
According to court documents, the Houston Police Department and the Harris Count District Attorney's Office were in possession of an audio recording with a woman named Maxine Adams, who said Armstrong’s father, Antonio Armstrong Sr., was involved in a prostitution ring, and was receiving deaths prior to his and his wife’s murder. According to the defense, they were told her allegations were not credible, and that her interview did not exist, but in June of this year, 18 months later, the defense received a file that contained 50,000 pages of phone records, and the audio from the interview.
The defense now feels the case should be dismissed, and they are requesting a hearing to determine the truth around Ms. Adams allegations.
The Harris County District Attorney’s Office issued this statement:
“This document was submitted as a standard pre-trial motion by the defense in preparation for an upcoming trial. We welcome the opportunity to present all the facts regarding this matter to a judge- be that in writing or at a hearing, as determined by the court. We reserve additional comment until that time.”
It was April 2017 when Antonio Armstrong Jr. left court on bond a $200,000 bond, after being accused of killing his parents, Antonio Armstrong Sr. and Dawn Armstrong in their Bellaire home back in 2016. According to the prosecution, a then 16-year-old Armstrong put pillows over his parent’s faces and shot them with a pistol. However, Armstrong’s attorney says an intruder killed the parents. Court documents show no signs of forced entry into the home and no fingerprints or DNA evidence on the weapon. At the moment, his first court date is set for September 19.