The family of a Filipina woman who was allegedly shot dead by her husband in Texas have launched a fundraising appeal for her children.
The killing in Dallas comes in the same week another Texan was accused of killing his Filipina wife. As we reported, Edward Rogers, aged 66, was found dead at his Arlington home on Monday (July 29) where 24-year-old Alyssa Marie Mejia Rogers’ body was found frozen in the garage.
On the same day, Jacqueline Rose Nicholas, a 32-year-old mother of two, was found dead inside a hotel room with her husband, who was covered in blood.
According to the Dallas News, the police were initially called after guests at Hotel ZaZa reported hearing screams coming from their room at about 10.15pm.
Although paramedics and firefighters were on the scene about 15 minutes later, they had to wait an hour for police to arrive and lead the operation.
According to 10News WTSP.com, Jacqueline’s mother, Tess Parguian, believes her daughter could have been saved if the police had arrived earlier.
When police arrived, Jacqueline Rose’s husband, 30-year-old Peter Noble Nicholas, opened the door with an extension cord around his neck.
He was said to be initially co-operative, but began to fight the cops until he was taken down with a stun gun. He was believed to be under the influence of drugs.
He was arrested at the scene and has now been charged with murder.
Jacqueline and the suspect had been married for eight years. Nicholas works as a disk jockey under the name Pete Mash.
The victim’s family have now set up a GoFundMe account to help support their two sons, Jax, two and Preston, eight and the cost of the funeral.
“We are hoping that with the help of our community we can help cover the cost of the funeral and hopefully make sure her children are secure for the future after this tragic event. Anything and everything will help us. We appreciate all of your love and support. God bless,” the family said.