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.
- Bedford man arrested in death of ex-girlfriend, their son (star-telegram.com)