A 37-year-old man has been charged with murder in the May death of a 69-year-old Houston woman found inside a burning house.
Police arrested Brandon Ray Morgan in the death of Jeannie Waynette Wiebke, 69, who was found by firefighters called to a housefire at 10511 Sagetree on May 3. Police said Morgan was the boyfriend of Wiebke's caregiver.
An autopsy showed Wiebke, who lived at the home, had been beaten and strangled before the fire started.
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Investigators said there was no known motive for Morgan's actions.