Man charged in mother, 12-year-old boy’s 1985 cold case killing

Man charged in mother, 12-year-old boy’s 1985 cold case killing

William Roger Hancock

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on April 10, 2014 at 6:12 PM

PASADENA, Texas – On Wednesday investigators with the Pasadena Police Department and Harris County District Attorney’s office made contact with an individual believed to be responsible for the cold case murders of a 12-year-old boy and his mother.

The homicide occurred in July 1985 in the 4200 block of Shaver.

During the initial investigation, William Roger Hancock, 56, was charged with the murders, but the grand jury elected not to indict.

Working with Harris County Special Crimes Division, investigators conducted an interview inside the Polunsky Unit of TDCJ in Livingston, Texas where Hancock is currently serving time for sexual assault.

During the videotaped interview, Hancock confessed to the 1985 murders and provided a detailed description.

Harris County District Attorney’s office charged Hancock with two counts of capital murder/kidnapping.

Kathenia Anita Willems, 29, and Charley Boring III, 12, preliminary cause of death was asphyxiation by ligature.

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