Teenager faces murder charges after pushing boy in pond
LUFKIN, Texas - Officials say an East Texas teenager is accused of pushing his pregnant girlfriend's 3-year-old nephew into a pond so the boy would drown to make room for the unborn child to live at their home.
Seventeen-year-old Bobby Woods faces a charge of capital murder of a person under age 6. He was booked as an adult after his arrest Friday and remained in the Angelina County jail without bond Saturday.
Online records don't list an attorney for Woods.
Mason Cuttler's body was found Aug. 18 in a pond near Lufkin, a day after he disappeared outside as his parents cleaned their home.
A criminal complaint says Woods, who lived at the home, pushed Mason into the water and left.
The complaint says Woods' girlfriend is the aunt of the boy.
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