HOUSTON, Texas – A tragic murder-suicide occurred in a southwest Houston home on Christmas Day, leaving a mother of three, Fannie Uresti, dead at the hands of her husband, Roberto Hernandez. The Houston Police Department responded to the scene at 4822 Grasilla Drive after reports of gunfire at around 10:17 pm. Both Uresti and Hernandez resided in the home, and medical examination records confirmed their identities.
According to police records, Uresti had filed a report regarding troubles in her marriage on December 14, just eleven days before the tragic incident. She had expressed concerns about her husband’s controlling behavior and had expressed intentions to file for divorce. Despite seeking help from the authorities, the situation escalated to a fatal outcome.
Following the devastating event, Uresti’s mother, Rosa Salinas, has spoken out about her daughter’s experience with domestic violence and her hope to raise awareness about the dangers of such relationships. Salinas revealed that she had been concerned for her daughter’s safety and had tried to intervene before the tragedy occurred.
Salinas is now using her daughter’s story to advocate for victims of domestic violence and to urge others in similar situations to seek help and leave dangerous environments before it’s too late. She emphasized the need for women to recognize the signs of abusive relationships and take immediate action for their safety.
In light of this tragic loss, there are resources available to families grappling with the unexpected death of a loved one due to domestic violence. Salinas and her family are being assisted by a funeral home owner, Gregory Compean, in navigating the process of applying for the Crime Victims’ Compensation Fund, a program organized by the Attorney General of Texas. The fund provides support to families dealing with the aftermath of domestic violence, covering various expenses such as funeral costs.
The devastating loss of Fannie Uresti serves as a poignant reminder of the urgency in addressing domestic violence and providing support to those in need of assistance. The family is now dealing with the emotional and financial aftermath of the tragedy, and they are seeking assistance through available programs to cope with their loss and advocate for others in similar situations. If you are in immediate danger, call 911.