Bedford man murders ex-girlfriend, son


Thomas Olivas

Arlington police arrested a Bedford man Monday night in connection with the deaths of his ex-girlfriend and young son over a year ago.

Police say Thomas Olivas, 29, killed Mechelle Gandy, 28, and their 1-year-old son, Asher Olivas on March 20, 2011 after Gandy asked him for child support payments.

The medical examiner ruled that Gandy was stabbed to death before Olivas set her Arlington apartment on fire.

The couple’s baby also died in the fire.

Olivas has been charged with capital murder with a $1 million bond.

One comment

  1. Margo

    Friggen bastard is what I think! The baby died in the fire – I’m glad they don’t like baby killers in jail! I guess he’d get punnked in jail and on death row then pay child support- smart guy- not!

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