Two 14-year-old boys have been charged with the murder of a young mother who police say was stabbed to death while delivering Uber Eats.
Mother-of-three Ryan Munsie, 31, was found lying outside an apartment building in Fort Worth on Saturday night (local time) by a resident and showed “obvious signs of trauma,” police in Texas previously said.
On Thursday (local time), Haltom City Police confirmed they had arrested two 14-year-old juveniles in connection to her death.
“Robbery appears to be the motive in the case,” the department said in a statement.
Police said Ms Munsie had suffered a fatal stab wound to her neck.
The teenagers were arrested by SWAT team members without incident and taken into custody.
Their names have not been released due to their age.
They’re facing charges of capital murder.
Family tributes to selfless mother
Prior to the boys’ arrests, Ms Munsie’s husband Camaron Graham paid tribute to his late wife.
“She wanted to make everyone happy, she wanted to work, and she wanted to make sure our kids had a set future,” he told WFAA.
“The most important thing about her was her work ethic and her love for her children.”
Ms Munsie’s sister, Erin, penned a heartfelt post on Facebook the day after her sister was killed.
“I don’t want to make this post because it makes it more real.
“We were all so proud of her, delivering UberEats to earn extra money due to cuts in their income due to Covid,” she wrote.
“This is how she died. An UberEats delivery. I didn’t know a person could feel this level of sadness.”
A GoFundMe page to raise funds for the funeral and her partner has already exceeded its US$30,000 target.
It is the second murder of a delivery driver in the north Texas area in the past month after 65-year-old man Timothy Allen was found shot dead in his car while out delivering packages for e-commerce giant Amazon.
The perpetrator in that murder is yet to be identified.
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