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Woman Murders Boyfriend’s 7-Year-Old Son During Argument

A Texas woman shot and killed her boyfriend's seven-year-old son during an argument with his father.

​Greenville, TX – A Hunt County woman fatally shot her boyfriend’s seven-year-old son on Dec. 28.

Brook Craig and her boyfriend Cameron Castillo were arrested on Dec. 29 after a police chase that ended when they backed into a police car, according to WFLD.

The incident began because Craig and Castillo were fighting on Thursday, witnesses told police.

After the first argument, Castillo loaded his three children into the car, and went to his home on Pickett Street. Once inside and had another argument with Craig. Craig is not the mother of his children.

Castillo went to his car to leave, and Craig followed him outside with a gun.

The Greenville Police Department said that Craig fired into the vehicle at Castillo, but her bullet fatally struck seven-year-old Kaden Green.

Kaden’s two younger siblings were also in the car, but neither was injured.

A witness drove Kaden to the hospital, and Craig and Castillo made a run for it.

Greenville police officers initially responded to Castillo’s residence for a report of shots fired, but found no one there when they arrived.

As police were checking the area, they were notified that Kaden had been brought into the emergency room at Hunt Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound.

He died shortly thereafter.

Greenville police officers put out an alert for Craig’s and Castillo’s vehicle.

McKinney police officers spotted the car leaving a Walgreens around 3:30 a.m. Friday.

The couple fled, and drove through several neighborhoods, before ending up on a dead-end street in Frisco, where the driver backed into an officer’s cruiser.

Police arrested both Craig and Castillo.

Craig was charged with capital murder, evading arrest, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Castillo was arrested on a parole violation, but police said additional charges could be filed.

His two other children, a 7-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy who were in the car at the time of the shooting, have been placed in the custody of Child Protective Services.

Castillo’s cousin is upset at the way the murdered child’s father handled the situation.

“You made a mistake,” Jose said. “If it was accidental or not, you should’ve drove her butt to the police station and explained to authorities what it was.”

GinnyReed - December Sun, 2017


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