Lawrence Clinton Chambers, 40, has been charged with murder and injury to a child after he stabbed his wife to death and beat his stepson with a frying pan.
Jemal Chambers, 43, and her 13 year old son were found covered in blood at their home in Tidewater, a suburb of Houston TX . Mrs. Chambers’ 14 year old daughter was staying at her grandma’s that weekend and escaped the attack. She became worried when she didn’t hear from her mum, and when she arrived home she didn’t see her mum’s car in the driveway. When she went inside, she discovered her mum’s body in the bedroom and ran to the neighbour’s for help. Jemal was pronounced dead at the scene by the police and her son was rushed to Texas Children’s hospital in a serious condition. He suffered blunt force trauma to the head, cuts from the knife used to kill his mum, and disfigurement to the face. Apparently his step-penis hit him so hard with the frying pan, that it shattered. So that’s a pretty hard blow!
The perp was absent from the scene but turned himself in the next day. He reckons that his wife came at him with a knife and he “lost it”. He also claims he doesn’t remember what he did to his stepson. So you blame your wife for her death, when she can’t come to her defence, and you mysteriously “forget” what you did to your stepson? Sounds like the son got a few whacks in on the step-penis, since he might be suffering from a convenient case of amnesia. Jemal had tried to lock herself in the bedroom to get away from Lawrence, but he managed to force his way inside by breaking the door frame. He stabbed her 119 times, with most of the stab wounds on the back of her head. That doesn’t sound like a man who “lost it”. It sounds like a determined murderer making sure his victim was dead!
The knife and the frying pan were both recovered at the scene. The step-penis is being held without bond and an order of protection has been issued on behalf of the boy. This isn’t the first time Lawrence has been arrested. He has a criminal past and had already served 10 years in prison for a prior conviction. Nice one, mum. Bring a jailbird around your kids. A criminal check costs $50 to do. It’s the best $50 you’ll ever spend if you decide to move a partner in with your kids. Peace of mind if they’re clean, huge sigh of relief when you kick them to the curb.
I hope these kids recover and live life to the fullest. It’s the best revenge they can get on this monster and the best way they can honour their mum.