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A suspect in the horrific murder of a young mother of five has been charged with capital murder.
Cedgadrick Ardarius Harris, 24, is accused of shooting 28-year-old Kimberly Robinson and her 4-year-old daughter.
The victims were asleep in their west Houston apartment when someone kicked the door in and shot them both.
Robinson died at the scene.
Her daughter was rushed to Texas Children’s Hospital with a gunshot wound to the face. She is expected to survive.
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Four other children, ages 12 and under, were in the apartment but weren’t hurt. A 10-year-old alerted relatives who called 911.
It happened around 4:15 a.m. in the 1800 block of Barker Cypress Road.
Relatives say Harris is Robinson’s ex-boyfriend and they call him “a monster.”
Harris has hired an attorney and is planning to surrender, according to HPD.
A candlelight vigil and balloon release will be held in Robinson’s honor Thursday night behind Cy Spring High School.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, you can call the national hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or chat online at thehotline.org.
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