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Bedford Stabbing Suspect Back in Texas

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    Cedric Ricks is accused of stabbing to death a Bedford woman and her 8-year-old son. Police say Ricks also stabbed the woman's 12-year-old son, but he survived his injuries. (Published Friday, May 3, 2013)

    A man charged with capital murder in the fatal stabbing of his estranged girlfriend and her 8-year-old son is back in North Texas.

    Police said Cedric Ricks fled the state after the Wednesday night slayings of Roxann Diana Sanchez, 30, and her son, Anthony Reyes Figueroa.

    Sanchez's 12-year-old son was also injured in the attack and remains hospitalized. Her infant son, an 8-month-old whose father is Ricks, was not injured.

    Ricks has been charged with two counts of capital murder and a charge of serious bodily injury to a child.

    The Oklahoma Highway Patrol arrested Ricks late Wednesday night for unlawful use of a motor vehicle. He waived extradition and was brought back to Tarrant County on Friday.

    When Ricks arrived at the Tarrant County jail, he appeared to be severely injured, with two black eyes and several bruises all over his face and body.

    Once inside the jail, Ricks told jail officials that he had been beat up while an inmate in Oklahoma.

    Doctors at the Tarrant County jail decided Ricks' injuries were severe enough to be transported to a Fort Worth hospital, where he will remain a patient until he is well enough to go back to jail.

    Tarrant County officials said they will not conduct an investigation into Ricks’ injuries.

    Prosecutors haven't decided if they'll seek the death penalty against Ricks.

    He was free on bail from an assault charge stemming from allegations that he choked Sanchez in November. She also had claimed he was rough with their baby.

    An affidavit obtained by NBC 5 on Thursday said Ricks called a cousin and admitted to killing Sanchez and her son and said he was "cut up" and "needed stitches."