Tuesday, March 08, 2011

We're Going to Need A Real Life Batman Soon...

...because some people are just plain sick:

A Moreno Valley man sought on suspicion of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and burning her body in front of her children surrendered to Los Angeles police Monday.

Tyrone Harts, 38, of Riverside, is charged with murder and assault with a gun for the Feb. 22 killing of Brandi Morales, 35. She was shot at her home on Wild Flax Lane off Ironwood Avenue in Moreno Valley.

An affidavit filed in support of an arrest warrant named Harts as a possible suspect.

Six children, from 6 to 15 years old, said they saw her body burning on the staircase. Four of the children extinguished the body while the killer fled, the affidavit said.

Harts recently had moved out of the house, ending a three-year relationship with Morales. Relatives said he had been sending her odd text messages but no threats, court records state.

On the night of the killing, Morales' 7-year-old son told police Harts called to say goodnight and asked him to leave the sliding glass door open.

Morales' oldest son said a man entered the house later that night and attacked Morales.

The man shot at the teen when he tried to help his mother.

The boy fled the house with his 13-year-old brother, the affidavit stated.

An autopsy showed Morales died from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen that clipped her heart.

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