A Texas teen was arrested after admitting to police that he killed his pregnant girlfriend’s nephew to “make room” for their unborn baby.
On August 17, police say 17-year-old Bobby Woods Jr. led his girlfriend’s 3-year-old nephew to a pond.
Knowing the child couldn’t swim, Woods pushed the child into the pond and turned his back as he screamed for help.
Wood later assisted in the search for the child, whose body was found the following day.
On Friday, Woods was booked for capital murder of a child under 6.
“We especially thank the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office for their pursuit of justice for Mason,” the boy’s family said in a statement. “At this time we ask for your prayers for our family. We need time to grieve and try to heal. We are remembering our kind-hearted angel and those memories with support from our loved ones will get us through this.”
“He loved Mickey Mouse and Thomas the Train,” Mason’s obituary says. “He enjoyed playing on the family tractor, helping mow on the lawn mower, and riding the 4-wheeler.”