May 23, 2018

Mother tells children 'they are going to see Jesus' before setti

24 April 2018, 03:38 | Simon Arnold

Two of her daughters were left behind at the car wash as the mother tried to flee

Two of her daughters were left behind at the car wash as the mother tried to flee

KTRK reports witnesses recalled the woman making an alarming remark just after the fire started.

Houston Police made an arrest on Sunday after witnesses told them that a woman tried to set her auto on fire with her three children inside. She was eventually captured and taken into custody by Harris County deputies.

A mother in Houston was arrested Sunday after allegedly setting fire to a vehicle while inside with her three children, police said. Her children are now with relatives.

Segovia's daughters, ages 9, 11, and 13, were inside and the mother was heard saying in Spanish, "We're going to see Jesus", ABC 13reported. She then made a decision to leave with the kids.

Police told the station the mother told the kids before setting the fire that "they were going to see Jesus". They said the mother, that finally was located by police and shot in custody, tried minding the 9-year-old towards a bayou, " KHOU documented.

Houston Fire Department arson investigators were also called to the scene.

Segovia is facing three counts of aggravated assault of a family member. The mother will experience a mental health test, police told KHOU.

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