Ex-Boyfriend Arrested for Double Murder of Two Women on Texas A&M Campus

Ex-Boyfriend Arrested for Double Murder of Two Women on Texas A&M Campus

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A man has been arrested for the double murder of two women on the campus of Texas A&M University.

Police said Jacques Dshawn Smith, 21, was arrested on a charge of capital murder in the shooting deaths of Deja Matts, 19, and Abbaney Matts, 20, that happened on Monday. Smith was the ex-boyfriend of Abbaney. Neither were students at the university. Deja was a freshman at the university, studying public health. Abbaney’s 2-year-old son was grazed in the foot by a bullet during the shooting, but has since been released from the hospital.

Police said an arrest warrant for Smith was obtained through the use of surveillance and witness tips.

According to Garland police, Abbaney said Smith assaulted her Jan. 27 at a home with a frying pan, lamp and then pulled out a knife before leaving the residence. Though she was not hospitalized, Abbaney reported injuries to the right side of her head, her eyes and had red marks and abrasions after the alleged attack.

Smith was arrested and an emergency protective order was issued on Abbaney’s behalf. Smith was freed Jan. 29 after posting $15,000 bond.

 

Source: Mesquite News

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