A Houston man accused of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend earlier this week has been charged with capital murder in the case.
The Houston Chronicle reports that the charges against 28-year-old Darrell P. Mitchell were upgraded from murder after the second victim, 24-year-old Johnel Francis, died in the hospital late on June 7.
Mitchell told authorities he knocked on the door of his ex-girlfriend's home around 3 a.m. on June 7. Twenty-three-year-old Lakiesha Lewis died at the scene.
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Court documents say Mitchell told authorities that "his mind went blank and he shot and killed them." Lewis was the mother of Mitchell's three children, ages 5, 3 and 1.
Mitchell is being held without bond at the Harris County Jail. It wasn't immediately clear if he has a lawyer.