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Police: Boy, 4, nearby as mother shot boyfriend - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

July 25, 2014

Police: Boy, 4, nearby as mother shot boyfriend

Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 11:15 pm

GALVESTON — A 4-year-old boy was “5 feet away” when his mother’s boyfriend was shot to death at a Galveston home last month, a detective investigating the killing testified at a bond hearing Wednesday.

The boy’s mother, Claudia Esquivel, 22, a recent graduate of Galveston College’s Law Enforcement Academy, appeared Wednesday in a courtroom packed with her family and relatives of the man she is accused of shooting, Christopher Chapa, 27.

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