Skip to comments.Texas teen, mom shot dead in double murder-suicide: reports
Posted on 06/08/2021 1:21:13 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
A Texas teen and his school teacher mom were fatally shot by his estranged step-father on his 17th birthday this week in a harrowing double murder-suicide, according to reports.
Holly Beverly, 39, who worked at Hope Works Christian Academy, and her son Titus Akins were gunned down in their west Fort Worth apartment early Tuesday, WFAA reported.
The shooter, Timothy Beverly, also 39 — who was not Titus’ biological father — then turned the weapon on himself, The Dallas Morning News reported, citing the medical examiner who listed his cause of death as suicide.
Holly and Timothy Beverly were “estranged spouses that have reportedly been apart for approximately two to three years,” according to the report.
A neighbor told The Fort Worth Star-Telegram that she heard banging, shouting and a man yelling at someone in the home to “give me my boy, give me that boy.”
It was silent for a moment before she heard a shotgun blast.
Holly’s father and Titus’ grandfather Sam Midkiff told WFAA told “we just know that night was a very violent night.”
Holly’s two other children were home at the time, Midkiff said.
“From what I’m hearing, talking to the other kids and stuff….Titus was trying to help his mother,” the grieving grandpa said. “He was like a little hero.”
“Titus was… excuse me…” he said, holding back tears, “was like my little man. He was very smart and always wanting to learn.”
Holly had wanted to be a teacher since she was small, her dad said.
She also “believed in God and she believed God had the answer to a lot,” he added.
Titus was “kind, helpful and exceptionally bright; graduating from high school one year early,” said a GoFundMe page for the family.
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The younger children escaped. I'm sure the mom would've wanted the 17yo to run, too.
Psych drugs again. As always.
May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Other than this, there is NO EVIDENCE that traditional nuclear families with husband and a wife are better than all the many other varieties we have now in the US. /s
Of course not to discount this possibility, but in the vast majority of these horrendous crimes, people just do evil deeds by choice.
We also hear 'mental illness' blamed for these terrible crimes time and time again when again, people choose to do evil deeds.
Great to see you :)
No pictures of the perp. Curious.
True. But when later forensics show that virtually 100% of these perps are under treatment it becomes a huge red flag. The drugs prescribed are actually labelled for causing homicidal ideation.
This photo explains a lot
I think so, too, but I don’t know... Some of the info there doesn’t match info on police reports online... Either the name is common, or that other website has some wrong info.
There are police reports on a man (or different men?) with the same name: One report was a disturbance at the Christian school where the mom taught and her son attended. (That has to be the killer.) Another was a mental health call. (That might be the killer, too.) But, other reports had someone with that name as the “victim” or calling police on other people. (That might be the killer, or maybe a relative with the same name.)
The teen was a good kid. It’s a terrible shame.
Probably is the killer, as you said.
Yes, beyond horrible...
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