60 secs Minimum - 8 mins Maximum Read
murder of her boyfriend.
Police say 30-year-old Cierra Alexis Sutton fatally shot her
boyfriend, 32-year-old Steven Coleman as he slept and then dismembered
his body inside their home.
The gruesome crime took place on Aug. 16 at an apartment complex in
the Houston suburb of Baytown. Friends reportedly say Sutton confessed
and told them her ten-year-old daughter was in the living room at the
Detectives say Sutton and the victim had gotten into an argument the
evening of the killing. Later, while the victim was sleeping, Sutton
allegedly fatally shot him in the head.
She then allegedly dismembered the remains with a machete, wrapped
them in sheets and duct tape, loaded them into her Jeep and disposed
of them at different dumpsters.
On August 18, Sutton herself then filed a missing person report. She
showed up at a police station and said she'd last seen Coleman two
days earlier, that is the day of the killing, and that he'd left home
around 10:30 p.m. She pretended not to know anything and was even
trying to call him, a neighbor said.
Coleman's car was still parked at the complex, and family and friends
told police they hadn't heard from him. Witnesses said they had seen
him moving furniture out of the couple's apartment before his
disappearance and one friend told investigators Coleman had once said
if he ever disappeared, police should investigate his girlfriend.
According to the Chronicle, police searched the couple's apartment
about a week after the disappearance and found it "mostly vacant" with
blood traces scattered across the bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom.
Then on August 22, a male torso believed to be Coleman's was
discovered at a Baytown landfill. DNA has not positively identified
the remains, but police say it matches the description of Coleman.
Sutton reportedly said she would talk to Baytown police about the
disappearance before Hurricane Harvey struck the area, but she never
With the help of an anonymous tip, police tracked her to a New Orleans
suburb, where she had allegedly fled with her daughter.
She was arrested there Thursday and charged with murder.