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ETX murder suspect made intentions known before killing

Leon Minnifield, 56 Leon Minnifield, 56
A young mother was shot and killed last week at this house in East Texas. A young mother was shot and killed last week at this house in East Texas.

The suspect in the murder of a young mother last week in East Texas apparently made known his intentions to kill the woman before it happened.

Queen City Police said the person Leon Minnifield told did not take him seriously.

Now more details have unfolded in the shooting that also wounded the victim's mother. Police said Latrice Frank drove her daughter to the home at 1010 Muldew St. to pick up Marshantha's four children. They range from age 8 months to 6 years old.

When the women drove up, Minnifield told the children to stay inside the house. The 6-year-old reported hearing someone say, "No Leon," and then heard a gunshot.

When the youngster went outside he saw his mother dead and his grandmother laying with her head on the ground and feet in the car. Police said it looked like she had been trying to drive away.

Police later received a 911 call from a passerby who say the car on the side of the road, and upon looking closer saw blood on it.

Marshantha and Minnifield had joint custody of the children. Frank was transported to a Texarkana, TX hospital in critical condition at the time.

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