A Texas doctor who allegedly murdered a couple in front of their young children claims he killed them because he believed they may have been members of the Russian mob out to murder his mom as payback for his “infiltration” of a global financial conspiracy, according to a police affidavit obtained by multiple news outlets.
Anthony and Tiffany Strait were helping the mother of Dr. Robert Fadal II move some furniture on her property in Seguin, Texas, on Feb. 25, when he allegedly shot and killed them both, according to a police report previously obtained by PEOPLE.
Fadal, 56, is being held at the Guadalupe County Detention Center in Texas in lieu of $5 million bond, online jail records show.
He has not been indicted and has not yet entered a plea, a Guadalupe County Court clerk tells PEOPLE. He is reportedly charged with capital murder of multiple persons.
Fadal allegedly shot the Straits at their truck and in front of their three young sons, who are 7, 9 and 10 years old, the police report states.
Anthony, the boys’ 27-year-old stepfather, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Tiffany, 30, was rushed to a nearby hospital where she later died.
Fadal was taken into custody the same day as the shooting, according to jail records.
At the time, investigators said they were trying to find a motive for the killings. “There are no indications there was a feud, disturbance or anything precipitating or justifying the shooting,” Lt. Craig Jones, a Guadalupe sheriff’s spokesman, told the San Antonio Express-News then.
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The couple had known Fadal and his mother for years, Anthony’s brother told local news station …read more