Tyler Roenz Murders Mother In Texas

Tyler Roenz
Tyler Roenz

Tyler Roenz is a teen killer from Texas who would plead guilty to the murder of his own mother

According to court documents Tyler Roenz and his mother Michelle Roenz were reported missing from a family member. Authorities would find the car that belonged to Michelle Roenz driving through Oklahoma and Kansas. When Officers attempted to pull the car over the vehicle would quickly speed off and after a nine mile chase it would crash into the back of a semi trailer.

Officers would find sixteen year old Tyler Roenz behind the steering well and his mother dead in the back seat. According to an autopsy report Michelle Roenz died from blunt force trauma and strangulation

Tyler Roenz would be extradited back to Texas where he would ultimately plead guilty to the murder of his mother and tampering with evidence and would be sentenced to forty years in prison with no chance of parole for twenty years

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Tyler Roenz Case

19-year-old Tyler Roenz was sentenced to 40 years behind bars, according to Harris County Disrict Attorney Kim Ogg.

“This is an awful tragedy for this family,” Ogg said. “It was important that this defendant took responsibility for what he did, and now he will spend decades in prison for his actions.”

According to a release, 49-year-old Michelle Roenz was killed while the two were at home in October 2022.

Officials said he later put her body in the trunk of a family car and drove north.

A family member arriving at the house after Roenz left suspected foul play and contacted the Harris County Sheriff’s Office about the mother and son missing with the car.

Authorities said after using license plate readers, they were able to track Roenz down as he drove through Oklahoma and Kansas.

A day after the murder of his mother, he was arrested in Nebraska by a state highway patrol trooper who spotted the car.

A Nebraska medical examiner determined that Michelle Roenz died from blunt-force trauma to the head and strangulation.

Roenz also pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence in exchange for a sentence of 20 years. Two other felonies were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

According to a release, Roenz must serve at least half of the prison sentence before he is eligible for parole. He also can’t appeal the convictions or the prison sentences.


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