Mom and Son, 10, Allegedly Murdered by Her Boyfriend During Argument Over Television
A Texas man accused of killing his live-in girlfriend and her 10-year-old son allegedly claimed he shot them in self-defense after they assaulted him for changing the television channel.
PEOPLE obtained the arrest report for Tyrone Terell Johnson, a 42-year-old Marines veteran who allegedly called 911 Sunday evening and said he’d killed two people “because he was being attacked.”
The arrest report states Johnson — charged with first-degree felony murder, second-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and shooting into or within a building — told police who responded to the Tampa home of 34-year-old Stephanie Ann Willis that the woman and her son, Ricky Willis, began screaming at him after he changed the channel to a football game.
Johnson allegedly said that amid the bickering, he went to the bedroom to pack his things to leave. According to the arrest report, Johnson claimed Stephanie, his girlfriend of a year, followed him and continued to “verbally berate him.”
The report states Johnson, who served in the Marines from 1994 to 1998, allegedly claimed to police his girlfriend started pushing him during the dispute. At a certain point, Johnson claimed, Ricky entered the room and accused Johnson of striking his mom.
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