Parricide takes place in the Village of Weston Lakes

By LeaAnne Klentzman 

Homicide again strikes the Village of Weston Lakes in far west Fort Bend County.

Friday afternoon about 3:45 pm. the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a woman screaming and a man with a body at a home on Watersmeet in Weston Lakes.

When the first deputy arrived on the scene he momentarily confused what he saw for Halloween decorations, but then seconds later realized he was looking at a crime scene and the suspect was right in front of him, the victim’s son. According to sheriff’s spokesman, Bob Haenel, the bodies of Steve and Laquita (Sue) Lawrence, both 61, were found on the driveway of their upscale Weston Lakes home bludgeoned beyond recognition. Their son, Ross Lawrence, was standing nearby in the drive covered in blood.

The preliminary cause of death was called blunt force trauma. The weapon is believed to be the sledge hammer recovered at the scene.

The Lawrence’s 27 year old son Ross, who had recently returned to live at home, was taken to a hospital for observation before being booked into the Fort Bend County Jail.

Lawrence has been charged with two counts of murder for the parricide of his mother and father. His bond was set at $2 million dollars.

Sheriff Troy Nehls said the case remains under investigation.

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