HOUSTON, Texas – A tragic murder-suicide occurred on Christmas Day in southwest Houston, leaving a mother of three dead at the hands of her husband. The Houston Police Department responded to the scene, where it was discovered that the husband had fatally shot his wife before turning the gun on himself. The victim was identified as 34-year-old Fannie Uresti, and her husband was identified as 43-year-old Roberto Hernandez. Both resided in the home where the incident took place.
Prior to the tragedy, there were warning signs of trouble in the marriage. Records show that Uresti had filed a report about issues in her marriage, expressing concerns about her husband’s controlling behavior and indicating her intention to file for divorce. She had reached out to the Houston Police for help and was provided with information about domestic violence resources.
Fannie Uresti’s mother, Rosa Salinas, is now sharing her daughter’s story and advocating for awareness of domestic violence. Salinas, who was in Mexico at the time of the incident, had been concerned about her daughter’s safety and had previously attempted to intervene in a heated argument between Uresti and her husband. She described him as controlling and obsessive, and shared her daughter’s desire to leave the relationship.
The family is now grappling with the emotional and financial burden of the unexpected loss. They are receiving assistance from Gregory Compean, the owner of Compean Funeral Home, who is guiding them through the process of applying for the Crime Victims’ Compensation Fund.
In the wake of this tragedy, Salinas is speaking out to help other victims of domestic violence, urging them to seek help and leave dangerous situations. She hopes that by sharing her daughter’s story, she can prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.
The Crime Victims’ Compensation Fund, organized by the Attorney General of Texas, provides assistance to families and victims of domestic violence, covering a range of costs including funeral expenses and relocation. This support is crucial for families dealing with the aftermath of such violence.
This heartbreaking case serves as a reminder of the urgency of addressing domestic violence and supporting those who are at risk. There are resources available to help those in need, and it is essential for individuals and communities to be aware of the signs of domestic violence and to take action to prevent further harm.