A Texas man has been arrested for allegedly paying a couple $1,500 to kill a woman eight-months pregnant with his child.
Derrick Metcalf, 23 was arrested yesterday for commissioning David Galindo, 20, to carry out the murder of Rose Marie Hunt, 21.
Galindo’s girlfriend Daizy Costello has also been arrested for helping to arrange the shooting.
Hunt was found shot dead and covered in a white sheet by the side of Tri City Beach Road in Baytown, Texas on February 24. Her unborn child was also killed in the attack.
Cops arrested Metcalf and Costello on Thursday and charged them both with capital murder after they confessed to initiating the murder.
Galindo, who was arrested on February 25, has had his original murder charge upped to capital murder, too.
‘As homicide detectives continued their investigation into the events that led up to the murder of Rose [Marie Hunt], they uncovered evidence that Mr. Galindo had been paid $1,500 to commit the murder by 23-year-old Derrick Metcalf, the suspected father of Rose’s unborn child,’ the police said in a statement today, obtained by The Baytown Sun.
‘Detectives also uncovered evidence that Mr. Galindo’s girlfriend, 18-year-old Daizy Costello, was present during the negotiations and later, knowing what the plan was, took steps for further facilitate the murder.’
‘Both were interviewed and have confessed to their involvement in the murder,’
Investigators said that Galindo and Hunt were familiar with each other from school and Galindo had lured her to her death by taking her on a date on the day he killed her, reports KPRC.
Police arrested Galindo in February after allegedly discovering a handgun that matched the bullet caliber used to shoot Hunt in the head at his home.
Detectives also said that a witness wrote down the license plate of a vehicle seen near Hunt’s body.
When cops found the empty vehicle at a nearby restaurant, they found the owner, who claimed that Galindo had been driving the car when the witness wrote down the plate number, according to ABC13.
When interviewed, Galindo supposedly told detectives that he had been with Hunt on the day of her death and was present at the time of her murder.
Hunt died from a single gunshot wound to the head, according to reports.
In Texas, capital murder charges can carry a punishment of life in prison or the death penalty.