Cops Charge Boy with Mom’s Murder: Allegations of Violence


Texas teenager accused of killing his mother said that he had told investigators. “felt no emotion”According to court documents, her body was found in the trunk of a car that he crashed into during a chase with Nebraska State Patrol troopers.

Tyler Roenz, 17, was out on bond in an unrelated case — in which he was charged earlier this year with attempted sexual assault — when he killed his mother, Michelle Roenz, said an arrest affidavit filed last Friday in Harris County District Court in Texas that was obtained by Inside Edition Digital.

According to authorities, the teenager was charged with murder and unauthorized use of vehicle. Michelle Roenz, his mother, was the victim. According to the court record, his mother, Michelle Roenz, 49, died from blunt force injury and strangulation.

According to Nebraska police, he was hurt in the Oct. 14 car accident and was admitted to hospital. He was released last Friday and is being held in Hall County until an extradition hearing, authorities announced.

In a motion filed separately last Friday by Harris County prosecutors seeking $750,000 bail for Roenz when he is remanded to Texas, the teen was declared a “clear danger to the safety of his family and community.”Prosecutors said he was also a flight danger.

Roenz “brutally murdered his own mother and then absconded from Harris County with his mother’s body in the car until he was apprehended after a police chase in Nebraska and while on bond for attempted sexual assault,”The motion was accepted.

Roenz and Roenz’s mother were reported missing by their father on Oct. 13. He called police after returning from work to find one of their cars missing, bloody and human teeth in the garage, and the master bedroom in the house. Authorities said that authorities had been informed.

Investigators tracked the woman’s credit card and discovered it had been used in Dallas, Oklahoma and Kansas, authorities said. Harris County authorities notified Roenz to stop her car after they traced it’s movement to Nebraska.

The black Mazda was spotted on an interstate and Nebraska State Patrol troopers said they chased the vehicle at speeds surpassing 100 mph until it crashed into a tree.

According to the arrest affidavit, a Harris County Sheriff’s homicide Detective interviewed the teen with the permission of his father in the Nebraska hospital room. 

Roenz stated that he did not argue with his mother at their family home on Oct. 13th, the document said. His mother was injured and he refused to talk about it. “he did not only use his hands,”According to the affidavit. 

The teen claimed that his mother didn’t enter the trunk of her car. “on her own,”According to the document, he did not have any destination in mind as he drove north.

Roenz spoke to the homicide detective “that he felt no emotion,”According to the affidavit.

The teen doesn’t have an attorney.


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