A man from Texas is facing charges for killing the mother of his 1-year-old baby.
The incident took place last week, with the suspect being taken into custody Monday.
It is believed that 33-year-old Andrew Charles Beard was also wearing blackface in order to hide his true identity.
He was arrestedÂ Monday morningÂ in connection to the killing of 24-year-old Alyssa Burkett. Beard gave himself up to authorities after learning of the warrant for his arrest.
He is being charged with murder for shooting and stabbing Burkett as she arrived at her workplace.
BREAKING: A Rowlett man â Andrew Charles Beard (33) â is charged with murder for the shooting/repeated stabbing of 24-year old Alyssa Burkett (the mother of his 1-year old daughter) as she arrived to work in Carrollton, Friday. The two had been in a child-custody battle. @FOX4 pic.twitter.com/2ncEanEKLE
— David Sentendrey (@DavidSFOX4) October 5, 2020
AuthoritiesÂ sayÂ the two were involved in a heated custody battle over their baby. On September 30, Burkett was given custody.
Police believe Beard may haveÂ stalked Burkett as a tracker was found on her car as well as on her new boyfriendâs car. Similar devices were found in Beardâs home.
If the evidence is to be taken into account, this was a thought out plan, with Beard purchasing an old Ford from Craigslist, and dumping it after the crime. It was found 1 mile away from his home, with traces of dried blood and dark hair in it.
(GSN) A Texas man is accused of disguising himself a Black man before murdering his baby mama. Andrew Charles Beard, 33, has been charged with the killing of 24-year-old Alyssa Burkett, the mother of his infant daughter. https://t.co/SqAinZCdpH pic.twitter.com/50IJphzHSb
— HJ (Hank) Ellison (@hjtherealj) October 9, 2020
As per the affidavit, Beard attempted to mask himself before the crime, wearing a dark foundation and a fake beard.
This may have partially worked as two witnesses told the cops that a black man killed Burkett.
More evidence was discovered in a search at Beardâs house, with a number of items found in trash bags covered in bleach, as well as two bottles of dark brown liquid foundation.
After his arrest, Beardâs bond was set at $1 million.
The victimâs family is devastated, saying:
âShe had a million-dollar-smile and a heart of gold.â
Previously, Burkett hadÂ set upÂ a fundraiser to cover her legal fees, explaining how afraid she was.
Now, her family is asking for money to coverÂ the funeral.
Beard is currently out on bond while the baby is in protective custody with Child Protective Services.
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