McDonald's Customer's Alleged Killer Was Out on Bond for Murder: Police

A man has been charged with murder after a 71-year-old woman was found dead outside a Texas McDonald's, police have said.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said officers had made an arrest in connection with the death of a woman who was found in the parking lot of a McDonald's on Uvalde Road, in Houston, in September.

On Twitter, Sheriff Gonzalez said in an arrest update on October 6: "Andrew Williams [40] has been charged with capital murder in the death of Mrs. Martha Medina (71).

"Williams was arrested today and is now in the Harris County Jail. He was out on bond in connection to a previous capital murder."

Sheriff Gonzalez said in an earlier tweet about the incident that Medina "was possibly robbed of her purse and the suspect allegedly ran over the female as he fled the scene."

It added Medina was transported to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead on September 23.

According to ABC13, police records show Williams was out on bond for the capital murder charge of Chima Ogbonnaya from March 2019.

It said Williams allegedly tried to rob Erik Richardson and during the attempt killed Ogbonnaya.

The network added Sheriff Gonzalez had called the McDonald's where Medina was run over by the car a "hub of the community" where "coffee with a cop" events are regularly held.

He later told the network Medina was at the McDonald's by herself and had parked close to the entrance.

Sheriff Gonzalez added Medina might have tried to take a photo of the suspect before she was run over.

Arrest update: Andrew Williams (4-8-81) has been charged with Capital Murder in the death of Mrs. Martha Medina (71). Williams was arrested today and is now in the Harris County Jail. He was out on bond in connection to a previous Capital Murder. #HouNews https://t.co/8qWEGp8RCH

— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) October 6, 2021

The sheriff continued: "Come on. This person came to eat. She had her food thrown on the floor. It breaks my heart. She's someone's loved one. It's inexcusable."

Clearly frustrated with what had happened, Sheriff Gonzalez said: "We can do better than steal a purse from an elderly person. Get a job. There's no excuse for that."

In September, a 15-year-old girl from Washington State was arrested after she allegedly hit and killed a jogger in a car she borrowed without permission.

The teenager was charged with second-degree felony murder and felony hit-and-run and fleeing the scene in July.

Greg Moore, 53, was finishing a 15-mile jog at 6 p.m. local time when he was hit by a car at about 50mph, The Seattle Times reported.

The 15-year-old was dropped off at a local precinct by her dad in September where she was arrested, the outlet reported.

Andrew Williams was charged with murder
Andrew Williams was charged with the murder of Martha Medina, who was found dead outside a Texas McDonald's. Google Maps/ Harris County Sheriff's Office