Posted: Feb 12, 2013 1:21 PM by Ben Lloyd - email@example.com
Updated: Feb 12, 2013 6:42 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - The grandson of a woman found in a shallow grave behind her home on Bentwood is now charged with murder and tampering with evidence.
David Christy, 27, was already being held in Nueces County Jail on charges of assaulting an officer, evading arrest and resisting arrest. Police arrested Christy on Monday, February 4th, shortly after he fled the home where he lived with his 77-year-old grandmother, Johanna Christy.
According to court documents, Christy is accused of hitting his grandmother over the head with an object in her living room. The medical examiner determined her body was then cut up into 4 pieces using a chainsaw in her garage.
Parts of her body were then placed in a trash bag and dumped in a shallow grave in the backyard of the home on Bentwood Drive. It's believed her body was buried for several days before police came to the home.
Police first went to her home at the request of her son who lives in the San Antonio. The son told police he regularly spoke with his mother, but had not heard from her in a few days. Christy was disabled, requiring a cane to walk around. Her cane was found inside her car which was parked in the driveway.
As an officer stopped by the home, David Christy allegedly fled out the back door. He was caught some time later at the Dolphin's Landing Apartments where he's accused of assaulting and officer and resisting arrest.
According to the arrest affidavit, David Christy told detectives that Johanna Christy was not his grandmother and she was trying to poison him. The grandson then asked for an attorney. According to the detective, he asked David for his clothing as evidence, then David told him "I did it and buried her."
The detective noted in his report that the admission was made after he had stopped a videotape recording of the interview.
The documents go on to state that David's mother told the detective she was given several different stories on where Johanna Christy was the day before police came to the home.
David Christy was served with the two new warrant while in jail. He's now being held on a $200,000 bond for murder and $100,000 bond for tampering with evidence.
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