Mother accused of decapitating five-year-old, leaving body in bin

·1-min read

A mother in Houston, Texas stands accused of killing her five-year-old son after she allegedly drowned and decapitated the boy before leaving his body in a bin in the garage, according to prosecutors.

Lihui Liu has been charged with capital murder and held without bail following a court appearance.

The 43-year-old was arrested after Houston police responded to a stabbing call on Friday night at the family's home.

Inside the home, officers found the slain child on the garage floor, headless and partially covered by a plastic bag, where the boy's father had found him when he came home from work.

The father told police he'd left his wife home that morning with their 5-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter. When he returned, he found his wife in the garage, saying she'd sent the boy away.

His father started looking for him - and then Liu admitted the child was in the bin, police said.

He opened the bin to find his son's body wrapped in a black plastic bag alongside the severed head.

Police later found a bloody knife in the bathroom and a blood-spattered bath. Under questioning, Liu allegedly admitted to drowning her boy, but refused to talk about the decapitation.

She was later arrested and taken to jail.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting