Bedford man accused of killing ex-girlfriend, their son

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Associated Press

Posted on September 25, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 25 at 12:42 PM

ARLINGTON (AP) — A North Texas man has been arrested in the 2011 deaths of his ex-girlfriend and their year-old son whose bodies were found during a fire.

Arlington police say the couple allegedly had argued over child support issues.

Arlington City Jail records show 29-year-old Thomas Olivas of Bedford was being held Tuesday on a capital murder charge. Bond has been set at $1 million for Olivas, who was arrested Monday night at a bar in Hurst.

Officials say 26-year-old Mechelle Gandy had been stabbed and she died at the scene of the fire at her Arlington apartment. Her son, Asher Olivas, died as a result of the March 20, 2011, blaze.

Jail records did not list an attorney for the defendant.

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