30-year-old, Cierra Alexis Sutton has been charged with the murder of boyfriend, Steven Coleman.
According to the police as reported by CBS, Sutton fatally shot her
boyfriend as he slept and then dismembered his body inside their home at
Baytown, Texas on August 16.
Friends reportedly say Sutton confessed and told them her ten-year-old daughter was in the living room at the time.
Detectives say Sutton and the victim had gotten into an argument the evening the incidence occurred.
Later, while the victim was sleeping, Sutton allegedly fatally shot him in the head.
According to court papers obtained by the Houston Chronicle, she then
allegedly dismembered the remains with a machete, wrapped them in
sheets and duct tape, loaded them into her Jeep and disposed of them at
She then filed a missing person report on August 18, the paper
states. She showed up at a police station and said she’d last seen
Coleman two days before the killing and that he’d left home around 10:30
A neighbour who spoke with the media said, “She acted like she knew
nothing about anything. She was trying to call him, hadn’t heard from
Reports said Coleman’s car was still parked at the premises and
family and friends told police that they had not heard from him. Another
witness also said they saw him moving some pieces of furniture before
Police searched the couple’s apartment about a week after the
disappearance and found it “mostly vacant” with blood traces scattered
across the bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom.
The body is believed to have been discovered on August 22 at Baytown
landfill although DNA has not positively identified the remains, the
corpse that was found is said to meet the description given.
Sutton reportedly said she would talk to Baytown police about the
disappearance before Hurricane Harvey struck the area, but never showed
With the help of an anonymous tip, police tracked her to a New
Orleans suburb, where she had allegedly fled with her daughter.
She was arrested there and charged with murder.
Detectives said several friends reported Sutton confessed to the
crime and said she dismembered the victim’s body because he was too
heavy to carry. Friends also told detectives Sutton said her 10-year-old
daughter was inside the apartment at the time.