Nesha Kraidieh: Mom Allegedly Shoots and Kills Couch-Sitting Son
Nesha Kraidieh has been charged with the murder of her son, Phillip Apostolo.
Courtesy of the Harris County Sheriff's Office
The case is still developing, but according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, a mother allegedly took the life of her 19-year-old son as he sat on a couch.
On Monday, Nesha Kraidieh and her son Phillip Vanshawn Apostolo became embroiled in an argument at a home in the 5000 block of Sandydale Lane, which is located east of the Eastex Freeway near Lauder Road. Kraidieh later told the cops that her son pushed her during the tiff.
Later, Kraidieh and Apostolo started arguing a second time. "Afterwards, the son was shot in the head by his mother as he was sitting on the couch," writes Tebben Lewis of the Harris County Sheriff's Office. "That's what we got from the homicide investigators and that's all we know at the moment," Lewis tells Hair Balls.
Kraidieh, 45, has been charged with murder. The mom, who doesn't appear to have a criminal record, is in jail on $50,000 bail.
University of Houston Cougars Football vs. UConn Huskies College Football
TicketsThu., Sep. 29, 11:00am
Battle of the Piney Woods: SFA vs. SHSU
TicketsSat., Oct. 1, 3:00pm
University of Houston Cougars Football vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football
TicketsSat., Oct. 15, 11:00am
Rice University Owls Football vs. UTSA Roadrunners Football
TicketsSat., Oct. 15, 6:00pm
According to a public records search, Apostolo's rap sheet included charges for criminal trespassing of a habitation/shelter center (he pleaded guilty and was convicted with a class B misdemeanor on March 9, 2012), and he was nailed with a felony charge on April 3, 2012, for criminal mischief greater than $1,500 (the case was later dismissed at the request of the complaining witness).
We'll update as the story evolves.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss Houston Press' biggest stories.