The lives of two children were commensurate to a debt owed by their father, if what he says is true.
Randy Sylvester Sr., of Pasadena, (below) who led police to the charred remains of his two children, has been charged with capital murder, according to The Associated Press.
He has been held in the Harris County jail without bond since he was arrested June 17 for assaulting the mother of the children. On Monday, District Attorney Ken Magidson charged him with killing the children.
062408_randy_sylvester_sr_houston_m No decision has been made on whether to pursue the death penalty, Magidson said.
No motive was discussed. Sylvester told the Houston Chronicle in a jailhouse interview Sunday that he didn't kill the children but said they were killed because he owed someone money.
"I told everybody that it was about the money," he told the newspaper. "They (alleged killers) used it to get to my kids."
Police found the remains of 7-year-old Randy Sylvester Jr. and his 3-year-old sister Denim Sylvester (above) packed in a wooden chest and a suitcase and left in a wooded area in Houston early Saturday morning. Their mother had reported them missing last week.