Murdered Houston influencer Alexis Sharkey’s mother felt husband was responsible ‘just about from’ starting: report
The mom of common Texas social media influencer Alexis Sharkey has spoken out following information that her daughter’s husband took his personal life earlier than he could possibly be arrested for allegedly murdering the younger lady.
Stacey Clarke Robinault instructed Houston news station ABC 13 she was “tremendous sorry” to the household of Tom Sharkey, who was married to her daughter, Alexis Sharkey (nee Robinault), and was discovered to have died final week of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the top.
“It is simply such mindless loss that has occurred with my daughter after which him. I am simply sorry for all of that. It has been a horrific yr,” she instructed the information station. “We undoubtedly would give our condolences to Tom’s household as a result of they’re so harmless in all of this.”
Houston Police Division (HPD) officers introduced earlier this month that Tom Sharkey was staying with relations in Fort Myers, Florida, on Oct. 6 when agents with the U.S. Marshals Service tried to arrest him for Alexis’ homicide.
HPD Murder Detective Michael Burrow mentioned there was no confrontation between Sharkey and regulation enforcement earlier than he shot himself.
Burrow mentioned HPD investigators had obtained proof that led them to consider Thomas Sharkey killed his spouse on the night time of Nov. 27, amid marital pressure and a historical past of home abuse. The 26-year-old lady’s bare physique was found within the bushes alongside a Houston roadway the subsequent morning. Additional investigation decided she had been strangled, officers mentioned on the time.
“The investigation decided that Thomas Sharkey, her husband, is the one one who had the means, motive, and alternative to have dedicated the homicide. We have been in a position to remove different suspects that got here up, a few of which have been introduced up by Mr. Sharkey,” Burrow mentioned throughout a Wednesday information briefing. “There was additionally clear proof that Thomas Sharkey had not been truthful about some key points, and statements that he made to police.”
He added that no different individuals are suspected of being concerned within the homicide of Alexis Sharkey. And Tom Sharkey’s relations who had been internet hosting him of their house “didn’t know that he was needed within the case on the time.”
“I wish to emphasize that this has been a tragic collection of occasions for each households, the Robinaults and the Sharkeys,” Burrow mentioned. “They have been by way of hell basically with the eye of the general public from this case.”
Chatting with ABC 13, Robinault mentioned she “actually thought” the case towards Tom Sharkey would in the end go to trial, “and that he would are available in and make his case.”
“He selected to not go that method,” she added.
The grieving mom admitted that she had “felt that Tom was responsible of this from just about the start.”
“Lack of life is rarely good,” she instructed the information station. “I do really feel like in a method he did serve himself justice.”
She mentioned she and the household “had pink flags from the start,” together with that they didn’t hear from Tom Sharkey till the day after their daughter went lacking.
“We by no means heard from Tom till Saturday night. That was after her mates known as the police and he was questioned. He knew we have been going to listen to about it, then he known as us. He by no means communicated with us till, sort of, his toes have been towards the fireplace.”
She recalled within the report having “ugly conversations” with him after Alexis vanished.
“Not of … ‘I am so sorry and I miss her a lot. Condolences and what can we do.’ It was nothing such as you would count on from somebody that was determined concerning the lack of his spouse,” she reportedly mentioned. “Each dialog was how horrible she was and the way great he was, that that is her fault in a method.”
In describing Sharkey’s alleged refusal to say Alexis’ physique at the the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, Robinaut reportedly known as the ordeal “a double hit.”
“We’re coping with the lack of our daughter. We’re coping with a son-in-law that’s doing every part reverse of exhibiting that he is unhappy that she’s gone and that he needs we may determine what occurred,” she instructed the positioning. “It was very troublesome, very difficult, and intensely excruciating.”
Robinault added that she and her household are nonetheless ready to be reunited along with her daughter’s property and her cats. She is urging anybody who has info relating to the whereabouts of Alexis’ belongings to contact the household.