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16-year old son of ex-NFL player, pastor Antonio Armstrong charged with killing parents
By Staff and Wire report
Published August 3, 2016
Antonio and Dawn Armstrong

Antonio and Dawn Armstrong

A former Texas A&M and Miami Dolphins linebacker and his wife were fatally shot at their home in Houston, and their 16-year-old son has been charged as a juvenile with murder in the slayings.

In the early morning hours on July 29, a call came into a local Houston police department that former Miami Dolphins linebacker, Antonio Armstrong, and his wife, Dawn Armstrong, were fatally shot.

According to the New York Daily News, the teenager called 911 around 1:30 a.m., to confess his actions. He was then arrested once authorities arrived on the scene, and found a gun with the note, “I’ve been watching you.” The motive is still unclear. The married pair also had their two other children inside the home, a son, 20, and a teenage daughter. Reports state they were unharmed.


Dawn Armstrong died at the scene, and Antonio Armstrong was pronounced dead at Memorial Hermann Hospital hours later with a gunshot wound to the head.

Texas A&M issued a statement last Friday saying Antonio Armstrong was a letterman who played for the Aggies from 1991 to 1994.

“There was nothing that even could possibly have justified this situation,” Dawn Armstrong’s cousin, Vaun Lee, told local news reporters.

“This doesn’t even make sense. It makes no sense.”

Those that were close to the Armstrongs described them as “the all-American family.”

An investigation is underway, revealing that the teenager might be charged as an adult, it was reported.

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