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Bond set at $750K for woman accused of shooting sister, burning her body

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HOUSTON – A woman accused of fatally shooting her sister and burning her body appeared in court Wednesday.

Carmen White, 38, was charged with capital murder. Her bond was set at $750,000, according to a judge.

Authorities said White shot her sister, Cynthia Cervantes, multiple times, dumped the body at the end of a dirt road in the 3500 block of Cherry Street, and then set it on fire. Her body was found on April 1, authorities said.

According to a witness, White, who was out on bond, killed Cervantes in retaliation for criminal charges that were filed after Cervantes called the police on her in February. Court documents said the family told investigators White was “very angry” with Cervantes after she was charged with possession of meth and making terroristic threats against her.

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A witness claiming to be White’s ex-boyfriend told investigators White contacted him saying she needed help to move the body in exchange for sexual favors. Investigators said the man declined her offer. Court records allege White made her 13-year-old son help move the body inside her car instead.

White’s attorneys told KPRC 2′s Brittany Jeffers the judge reset the case for 90 days for discovery.

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Sourabh Verma,From Franklin Tn - Sub-editor in Asian News International(ANI) I am a detailed-driven journalist with 3+ years of experience in news writing and copy-editing, I can file quick, compelling and error-free stories as they break. I have sound knowledge of national and international issues and have covered stories across beats, including politics, parliament, legal and crime like drugs and Human Trafficking at Asian News International (ANI), where I currently work. Some of these include extensive coverage of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, several state Assembly elections, Parliament sessions, COVID-19 pandemic and other stories of national importance. A typical working day involves copy-editing dozens of drafts, managing junior sub-editors in shifts and keeping an eye on developing stories. This added responsibility followed a couple of years of filing stories based on press briefings, bytes and inputs from reporters on the ground.
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