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Crime

Houston woman Liu Lihui charged in death of 5-year-old son who was drowned, decapitated

  • Child’s body found wrapped in a plastic bag and inside a rubbish bin in the family’s garage
  • Authorities haven’t released a possible motive in the killing
PUBLISHED : Monday, 03 December, 2018, 8:29am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 04 December, 2018, 4:27am

A Houston woman has been charged with capital murder in the death of her 5-year-old son who prosecutors say was drowned and decapitated.

Harris County court records show 43-year-old Liu Lihui was being held without bond Sunday. Online records did not list a lawyer for Liu, who appeared before a judge Saturday and faced another court appearance on Monday.

Houston police on Friday night responded to a report of a stabbing at a home.

Authorities said the boy’s father returned from work and found the child’s body wrapped in a plastic bag and inside a rubbish bin in the family’s garage. The boy’s head was in the same bin.

Authorities haven’t released a possible motive in the killing of the boy. His name wasn’t immediately released.

The Houston Chronicle reported that police found a bloodied knife in a bathroom, and the bathtub was spattered in blood.

The newspaper said child protective services had interacted with the family in 2015, but the reasons were unknown.