Man fatally shot his girlfriend and her son after hitting them with bat, police say


A Denton County man fatally shot his girlfriend and her son, then called 911 to report what he’d done, authorities say.

Police in Aubrey were notified about 3 a.m. Wednesday that 39-year-old Cory Kentrell Washington had told a 911 dispatcher that he’d killed his girlfriend at their home in the 9200 block of Blackstone Drive in Providence Village, the department said. The city of Aubrey provides police services for that town.

When officers arrived, they took Washington into custody.

The body of 36-year-old April Robinson was found in a neighbor’s front yard, and the body of her son, 18-year-old Donavan Fielder, was in a bedroom in the home Robinson and Washington shared.


Both victims had been shot in the face, but the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office had not yet released their official causes of death.

A police spokeswoman confirmed that there were other children in the home at the time.

In an arrest-warrant affidavit, police wrote that Washington told detectives that Robinson had gone to Dallas on Tuesday and when she returned, he accused her of having another boyfriend.

Washington reportedly told authorities he grabbed a handgun from his safe, then picked up a bat, which he hit Robinson with.

He then opened the door to Fielder’s bedroom. Fielder shut the door, but Washington busted through it, hit the 18-year-old with the bat and shot him several times, the affidavit says.


Washington went outside, where Robinson was screaming, and hit her with the bat hard enough to knock her down, the affidavit says. He then stood over her and shot her, according to police.

Washington told detectives he went back inside and told his mother he was going to kill himself but she talked him out of it, according to the affidavit. He then wrote a note confessing to the shootings, police said, and officers reported finding that note.

Washington was being held in the Denton County jail on a capital murder charge Thursday. He also is being held on a family-violence assault charge related to a February incident, and his total bail is a little more than $1 million.

It was unclear whether Washington has an attorney.

Aubrey police Chief Charles Kreidler said in a written statement that the case “is a tragic incident for the surviving family, and our team is working to ensure that the available evidence speaks for the victims.”

Details about the family-violence assault case were not immediately available, but court records indicate police had filed an affidavit for Washington’s arrest Friday.

On Oct. 7, Washington pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor assault charge and guilty to a charge of attempted evading arrest, both related to a December 2018 incident. He was sentenced to deferred-adjudication probation, court records show.

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