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The man charged with the murder of 25-year-old Marianne Hansen in Oslo has died

The man accused of killing 25-year-old Marianne Hansen at Hellerud in Oslo on the night of June 8 this year is dead, the newspaper VG reports.

The 30-year-old man, a Romanian citizen, died at Ullevål hospital on Friday, police lawyer Børge Enoksen in the Oslo Police District told the newspaper.

He had been hospitalized there since last Monday after he had tried to take his own life in his cell in Oslo prison the same day.

The police have previously questioned the man several times. They will complete the criminal case investigation, but there will be no main hearing in court.

“The accused has given the police a detailed explanation of the course of events and the motive for the murder and the incident on E6,” Enoksen said.

The accused’s defense counsel, Cathrine Grøndahl, has so far not wished to comment on the case to VG.

Killed out of frustration

The accused has explained that he committed the murder on the night of June 8 out of frustration – as the woman did not want to continue the relationship. The murder took place inside the apartment where Hansen lived.

The man has pleaded guilty to the murder. On Wednesday, July 7, the Oslo District Court extended the man’s imprisonment for eight weeks.

The woman got to know the man through their workplaces in Oslo, and they began a relationship a few weeks before the murder on the night of June 8.

Traffic accident

The police found a dead woman in an apartment in Hellerud east of Oslo around 7 AM on Tuesday, June 8. The police searched the address after the man collided head-on with a van on the E6 in Eidsvoll at AM the same day.

The man was also charged with attempted murder by car after the frontal collision shortly after the murder. 

He allegedly drove in the wrong lane on the E6 for about 1.3 kilometers before he deliberately drove into the oncoming car in the 110 zones on the four-lane road north.

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New Jersey man charged with murdering ex-girlfriend and dumping her body in Tennessee woods

New Jersey man, 27, is charged with murder of ex-girlfriend after he ‘kidnapped their two-year-old son and then dumped her body in Tennessee woods’

  • Tyler Rios, 27, was charged with the first-degree murder of his ex-girlfriend, Yasemin Uyar, 24, on Wednesday
  • He was previously charged with kidnapping their two-year-old son Sebastian
  • Prosecutors allege Rios killed Uyar on July 8 in New Jersey and later dumped her body in a duffle bag next to a campground in Tennessee
  • Court documents allege Rios called two people and said he had a body in his car 
  • Police tracked him down in Monterrey, Tennessee, on July 10 and found Sebastian unharmed and Uyar’s body nearby 

Tyler Rios, 27, is charged with the first-degree murder of his ex-girlfriend, Yasemin Uyar, after previously being charged with kidnapping their two-year-old son

Tyler Rios, 27, is charged with the first-degree murder of his ex-girlfriend, Yasemin Uyar, after previously being charged with kidnapping their two-year-old son

A New Jersey man has been charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend after he allegedly kidnapped their two-year-old son and dumped her body in a wooded area in Tennessee.  

Tyler Rios, 27, was charged Wednesday afternoon with the first-degree murder of Yasemin Uyar, 24, Union County Prosecutor William Daniel and Rahway Police Director Jonathan Parham said.  

They allege he killed Uyar on July 8 in New Jersey before dumping her body in a duffle bag next to a campground in Tennessee.   

Rios was previously charged with kidnapping, after fleeing the state with the couple’s two-year-old son, Sebastian.

The mother and son were reported missing from their Rahway home on July 9, when Sebastian did not show up to his daycare and Uyar did not arrive for her scheduled work shift.

Sebastian was found unharmed with Rios in Monterrey, Tennessee, the next day, and Uyar’s body was found in a wooded area nearby a few hours later.

Rios is now being held in custody in Tennessee pending extradition to New Jersey.

Prosecutors allege Rios killed Uyar (pictured) and hid her body in a duffle bag next to a campground in Tennessee

Prosecutors allege Rios killed Uyar (pictured) and hid her body in a duffle bag next to a campground in Tennessee

Their son, Sebastian Rios, was found unharmed near the campground just hours before authorities discovered his mother's body last week

Their son, Sebastian Rios, was found unharmed near the campground just hours before authorities discovered his mother’s body last week

According to court documents obtained by NJ.com, authorities were able to locate Rios after he made two phone calls to people, telling them that he had a dead body in his car.

He allegedly called a relative on July 9 and told them he had a dead body in the car, who the person assumed was Uyar, with whom he had a tumultuous relationship.

A female relative contacted the Highland Park Police Department in New Jersey on July 9 after Rios called her and said he had a dead body in his car. She presumed the body belonged to Uyar, with whom he had a tumultuous relationship.  

Police also took a statement from another person who said Rios admitted to having Sebastian in his custody, and confessed to killing Uyar, whose body he left in his car for days, according to court filings.  

After Rios had the 45-minute phone conversation with the person, who NJ.com says was not named in the court documents, police were able to track his location to a Bethel Inn and Suites in Monterey, Tennessee.

The local sheriff’s department responded to the motel and found Uyar’s vehicle in the parking lot, with the license plate discarded nearby.

When the officers took Rios into custody, the court documents allege, Uyar’s debit card was in the room.

He then allegedly led investigators to where he had disposed of Uyar’s body – 2,300 feet from the motel, next to a campground. 

She was found half naked in a duffel bag, NJ.com reported.

An autopsy later revealed that the cause of death was strangulation and blunt force trauma. 

Cops are pictured outside of a home in New Jersey after an Amber Alert was issued for the then-missing boy

Cops are pictured outside of a home in New Jersey after an Amber Alert was issued for the then-missing boy

Sebastian and his mother were last seen in their Rahway home on July 8

Sebastian and his mother were last seen in their Rahway home on July 8

Police were able to track Rios to a Bethel Inn and Suites motel in Monterrey, Tennessee, where he was arrested on July 10

Police were able to track Rios to a Bethel Inn and Suites motel in Monterrey, Tennessee, where he was arrested on July 10

Uyar and Sebastian were last seen together on July 8, one day before a widespread Amber Alert was issued for the two-year-old.

Members of the Rahway Police Department conducted a welfare check for Uyar and her toddler son at her home on July 9, they reported, but found nobody inside. 

A witness allegedly told police he saw Rios outside of Uyar’s Rahway apartment around midnight the night of her disappearance.

She was barefoot in a white tank top and jean shorts, and appeared to be angrily staring at the residence, the witness told police.

Uyar was reportedly in a new relationship at the time of her death, according to NJ.com. 

It is unclear what transpired next, but police were able to locate Rios through one of the phone calls he made. 

At 3am on July 10, officers burst into Rios’ motel room in Tennessee and arrested him.   

Rios was reportedly seen outside Uyar's Rahyway apartment around midnight the night of her disappearance

Uyar had reportedly been dating someone else at the time of her death, according to court documents

Rios and Uyar had reportedly been in a relationship since her freshman year at Highland Park High School, where Rios was a senior. Uyar had been dating someone else at the time of her death, according to court documents obtained by NJ.com

Karen Uyar, Yasemin's mother, has alleged that Rios was abusive to her daughter

Karen Uyar, Yasemin’s mother, has alleged that Rios was abusive to her daughter

Uyar and Rios started dating when she was a freshman at Highland Park High School in New Jersey and he was a senior, Uyar’s mother, Karen, said at a news conference earlier this week.

But their relationship soon turned toxic, Karen said, alleging Rios abused Uyar in recent years.

Previous court documents obtained by DailyMail.com show Rios was charged with aggravated assault and strangulation of a domestic violence victim in 2018, as well as theft.

Rios took a plea deal signed in February 2020 in which he was convicted of the domestic violence assault charge but the theft and strangulation charges were dismissed.

The document shows that the court had found ‘aggravating factors’ that Rios was at risk of committing ‘another offense.’

He was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail and three years on probation, and was ordered to attend anger management counseling.

The court also ordered him to have no contact with the victim, while noting that he already had restraining orders against him issued by Family Court.

The victim was not named in the court documents but the dates of the legal troubles align with a post Karen made to Facebook in 2019 in which she called Rios an ‘alcoholic, abusive monster.’

She detailed that alleged abuse in a 2019 Facebook post, expressing her fear for her daughter

She detailed that alleged abuse in a 2019 Facebook post, expressing her fear for her daughter

Karen Uyar had posted screenshots showing that Rios had been charged with crimes in Arizona

She included screenshots of his mugshot

Karen Uyar had posted screenshots showing that Rios had been charged with crimes in Arizona, and included screenshots of his mugshot

Karen Uyar detailed how Yasemin had ‘become involved’ with Rios several years before the post was made in 2019.

‘His drunken rages have caused him to choke my daughter till she passed out. Leaving her on the floor, he stole her car and fled,’ Karen Uyar wrote.

She wrote how Rios had ‘given her more black and blues than I can count’ and ‘continuously pounced on her self esteem with verbal and emotional abuse almost as much as the physical abuse.’

‘He would tell her she was crazy and f**ked up and when she would beg to go for help he would walk out for hours and not help/respond to her. Telling her to ‘toughen up’,’ Karen Uyar wrote.

The concerned grandmother wrote that her daughter suffered from post-partum depression that included insomnia after her son was born. 

‘He would leave for hours and not answer her. Take the baby and tell her she wasn’t a good mother. Tell her how weak and useless she was. It was heartbreaking to see how he treated her. Yet I needed leaving him to be HER CHOICE,’ Uyar wrote.

Court records reviewed by DailyMail.com show Rios was charged with aggravated assault and strangulation of a domestic violence victim in 2018, as well as theft

Court records reviewed by DailyMail.com show Rios was charged with aggravated assault and strangulation of a domestic violence victim in 2018, as well as theft

Karen added that she has feared she would receive phone calls telling her that her daughter is in a hospital or dead. 

The concerned grandmother said that, at the time, Rios’ criminal history extended across a number of states including: New York, New Jersey, Mississippi and Georgia.

Yasemin ‘finally got the strength to leave’ in August 2019 – the results of a ‘combined effort’ to get her and Sebastian into a hotel, where she spent two ‘terrifying days’ worried that Rios would find her, the grandmother alleged. 

‘This enraged him. He stalked her. Through their phones, friends, social media. Any way he could find,’ Karen Uyar wrote.

At some point, Rios – now seemingly living in Phoenix, Arizona – allegedly convinced Yasemin to let him see their son.

Karen wrote that Rios was drinking and ‘degrading’ on ‘day one’ of her arriving in Arizona with the young boy.

Little Sebastian Rios is pictured in a photo

Little Sebastian Rios is pictured in a photo

She said she received an alarming text from her daughter around 8 p.m. on October 22, 2019 telling her to ‘call 911’ and ‘give address.’

The grandmother, remembering that Rios had allegedly been arrested weeks prior for firing a gun in city limits, worried that her daughter and grandson were dead.

Rios finally let Yasemin leave the apartment more than two hours after the call, Karen Uyar alleged in the Facebook post. 

But before doing so, he allegedly cut up all of Yasemin and Sebastian’s identification documents including the little boy’s birth certificate, Yasemin’s bank cards and social security cards, and her driver’s license.  

‘I love you too much to let you leave’ Rios said at the time, the grandmother alleged.

She added: ‘I need people to see this alcoholic, abusive monster for who he is.’ 

Karen’s post included screenshots of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office inmate search database, showing that Rios had been hit with charges including assault and unlawful imprisonment.

Yasemin’s sister Marissa told NJ.com that Rios recently broke into her sister’s home, and police officers were called. 

Before Yasemin’s disappearance, she ‘was pretty busy packing and trying to get herself together’ in order to move and once again get away from Rios. 

‘Man I just want him to let at least my nephew go. I mean I want my sister to come home, but, I mean, something’s got to give, you know?’ she told the outlet. 

Two online fundraisers have now been set up to support the family, raising more than $ 30,000 in just four days. 

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Eliot Maine Woman Charged with OUI for Fatal New Hampshire Crash

A woman from Eliot, Maine was allegedly intoxicated when her vehicle crashed into another on a New Hampshire highway, resulting in the death of a New Jersey man.

New Hampshire State Police say 66-year-old Sue Sargent of Eliot, Maine is charged with aggravated operating under the influence for the incident that happened just after noon on Tuesday. New Hampshire Troopers were dispatched to I-95 South in Seabrook to a report of a serious injury motor vehicle collision.

An investigation into the chain of events determined that Sargent’s Subaru Outback was traveling northbound when her vehicle started to drift to the left, crossing into the adjacent lane. The Outback sideswiped a Toyota Sienna, which contained three people from Massachusetts, none of whom were injured in the crash.

After this impact, the Outback continued drifting to the left, crossing the center median and moving into the southbound lane of travel. It was here that the vehicle collided with a Jeep Wrangler, containing four people. The force of the impact caused the Jeep to roll over and come to rest on its roof. One of the passengers of the Wrangler, 27-year-old Michael Hoffman of Colonia, New Jersey was seriously injured when he was ejected from the vehicle. He was transported to a local hospital, where he later died.

Sargent was released on bail and left in the care of the hospital for medical treatment. An arraignment date will be set once she is discharged from the hospital.

This crash remains under investigation.

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Two people charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm after stabbing incident in central Oslo

A man was stabbed in central Oslo on Sunday night and is seriously injured. Two men in their late teens have been arrested and charged in the case.

The two men who have been arrested are charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm, the police told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK). They will be questioned on Sunday.

A police patrol came across the injured man around 1:25 AM on Sunday, operations manager Vidar Pedersen in the Oslo Police District told news bureau NTB.

The crime scene is located in Strøget, which is an alley between Torggata and Storgata. At 4:30 AM, two men in their late teens were arrested.

“They were found in the center; a police patrol recognized them from video recordings,” the operations manager added.

Looking for more perpetrators

According to the police, the victim is seriously injured, but his condition appears to be stable.

Police believe more people were involved. Witnesses have stated that they saw four or five people running away from the site. 

The police are also working to determine if there is a relationship between the victim and the perpetrators.

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Airlines to be charged more for pollution under EU’s Green Deal

A proposal to be unveiled next week by the European Commission includes a gradual phase-out of emission allowances for airlines, a source familiar with the matter told Bloomberg News.

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Airlines in the world’s biggest carbon market will eventually have to pay for all the pollution from their planes as the European Union strengthens its climate policies under the Green Deal.

A proposal by the European Commission includes a gradual phase-out of emission allowances for carriers, and will be part of measures to be announced on July 14, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The package will also introduce stricter demands on companies in the transport sector to use cleaner fuel.

The EU aims to make its Green Deal and the ambitious environmental overhaul a new growth strategy as its economy recovers from the pandemic. The planned clean push also includes strengthening and expanding the bloc’s carbon market, creating a new emissions-trading program for buildings and road transport and setting new emissions standards for cars.

The Commission wants to oblige fuel suppliers to blend an increasingly high level of sustainable aviation fuels into existing jet fuel sold at EU airports, said the person, who asked not to be identified because talks on the draft laws are private. In addition, the EU executive is planning to encourage the uptake of synthetic low-carbon fuels under the so-called Fit for 55 package.

Cleaner fuels will also get preferential treatment under EU’s new energy taxation framework.

The legislative push is aimed at aligning the European economy with a new goal to reduce greenhouse gases by at least 55% by 2030 from 1990 levels. The previous objective was a cut of 40%.

That package will also include proposals to increase the share of renewable energy, boost energy efficiency and toughen national emissions-reduction goals. The Commission will aim to make the transition in a “fair, cost-efficient and competitive way,” it said in the draft document that will be sent to national governments and the European Parliament next week.

A Climate Action Social Facility Fund will be launched to help the most vulnerable households offset the costs of the transition. To help allay concerns of poorer member states, the EU also wants to bolster carbon market’s Modernization Fund. which supports lower-income countries and to re-distribute one-tenth of carbon allowances for auctions.

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Theresa Balboa's roommate charged in 5-year-old Houston boy's death

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The roommate of a woman accused of trying to hide the lifeless body of her boyfriend’s 5-year-old son now faces a charge in the high-profile case.

Eyewitness News has learned Ben Rivera, 27, has been charged with tampering/fabricating evidence in the death of 5-year-old Samuel Olson.

Rivera was booked into the Harris County Jail just before 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. He’ll make his first appearance before a judge Wednesday afternoon.

The child was found dead in a plastic container wrapped in a tarp and duct tape in a Jasper motel room on June 1, along with his father’s girlfriend, Theresa Balboa.

Balboa has already been charged with tampering with evidence in the case and is being held on a $ 600,000 bond.

During an interview with Rivera, police investigators say he told them he received a call on May 10 from Balboa saying Samuel was not breathing and telling him to come home.

Houston police investigators say the 27-year-old told them he returned to their apartment in the 15600 block of the Gulf Freeway in Webster that day and saw the child unconscious with bruising on his body. He said they placed Samuel’s body in the bath tub where he stayed for two days.

SEE ALSO: Theresa Balboa’s ex responds to shocking allegations: ‘I don’t know what happened’

Rivera told police he went to Walmart on May 13 and bought duct tape and a plastic tote bin that they put the child in and took him to a storage unit where he remained until May 31.Court records say investigators found the Walmart receipt during a search warrant, according to records.

After an extensive investigation, court documents say police found evidence conflicting the timeline Rivera gave them.

During a search of his phone, investigators found a text message from Balboa to Rivera on May 5 saying that she needed to speak to him before he came inside the apartment.

On May 12, court documents say Balboa sent a text to Rivera saying she was going to move Samuel’s body to the bed, after learning from Rivera that the apartment’s maintenance would be entering their unit that day.

WATCH: Reporter Notebook: Covering the death of Samuel Olson

Surveillance video from a storage facility in Webster shows Rivera’s truck with the bin Samuel’s body was later found in, in the back arriving on May 22.

Evidence that has been recovered by police in the weeks following the 5-year-old being reported missing disproves the original report about what happened to the child.

In court documents released earlier this month, investigators wrote Balboa claimed that at about 7:30 a.m. on May 27, Samuel’s mother, Sarah Olson, arrived at Balboa’s home with another man and took the little boy without permission

Sarah, however, provided authorities surveillance video from her home to show she couldn’t have taken the child. While authorities and volunteers with Texas EquuSearch combed a field looking for signs of Samuel the following Monday, authorities now believe the little boy had already been dead for weeks.

In light of the charge, Eyewitness News reached out to Rivera’s attorney, who said no one would be discussing the case with anyone. The attorney also didn’t indicate whether Rivera would be turning himself in.

The medical examiner ruled that Olson died from blunt trauma to the head.

Meanwhile, Tonya Olson, the boy’s grandmother issued the following statement Tuesday evening:

“We are happy that he has been charged. We don’t know if he has been arrested yet. And pray that the judge sets the bond high!”

Balboa is not due back in court until July.

Although Balboa and Rivera are both charged with tampering with evidence in the case, no charges have been filed for the child’s murder.

WATCH: Will doctors be able to determine how Sam Olson died?

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Man, woman charged after 2-year-old girl in their care dies from severe skull injury

AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin couple is accused of child abuse after police said a two-year-old girl in their care died of blunt force trauma to her head in February.

The Austin Police Department said Bernadette Hernandez, 37, and Ramiro Recio, 33, “intentionally or knowingly caused serious bodily injury to a child” during a Feb. 15 incident with a two-year-old girl named Isabella Rios.

According to police, both are guardians of Isabella and her three-year-old brother and had been since June or July of 2020. Texas Child Protective Services was aware of this arrangement, and KXAN has reached out to it for comment.

Online jail records from Travis County show both suspects have a $ 150,000 bond. Neither have attorneys listed online.

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According to arrest affidavits for both Hernandez and Recio, the girl died of what the medical examiner characterized as “blunt head trauma.” The medical examiner’s manner of death first issued Feb. 19 was “suspicious for homicide.” In May, the examiner updated the manner to just “homicide.”

Previously, APD said it was investigating Isabella’s death as a homicide but did not name any suspects related to the case. KXAN has reached out to APD for clarity on this case and will update this story when it responds.

Hernandez and Recio gave emergency responders and law enforcement officers different stories about what happened to Isabella throughout the investigation, court documents said. After the couple called 911 to report Isabella having trouble breathing and possibly having seizures, Austin Fire Department personnel said they saw the girl was “pale green,” and that she looked “thin and malnourished.”

Differing stories

According to the affidavits, Hernandez claimed to 911 operators she thought Isabella fell at one point, but to AFD, Hernandez said Isabella had not experienced any falls. She later told AFD she put Isabella down to rest after playing in the snow, then heard a scream before finding the girl unresponsive in her crib.

To Austin-Travis County EMS that day, Hernandez reported Isabella had been sick for three months, according to court documents, and claimed they had been at the park all day.

ATCEMS took Isabella to a local hospital, where Hernandez told medical staff Isabella may have fallen.

By the next day, Feb. 16, Isabella was placed in the pediatric intensive care unit at another hospital for her injuries to her head. She died the afternoon of Feb. 18, the affidavits said.

On Feb. 17, Investigators asked both Hernandez and Recio to reenact what happened that day separately. The incident took place during the February winter storms, so there were layers of snow and ice on the ground.

Both of them described all of them playing in the snow that morning, then driving out together to look for food options. Upon arriving back at the home, Hernandez described Isabella falling on her rear several times trying to get back into house in the snow. However, Recio described Isabella stumbling onto her knees while trying to walk back to the house, the affidavits said.

Once inside, Hernandez described taking the brother to the bathroom, as Isabella stood in the hallway. Hernandez described Isabella yelling out an “ugly sound” and collapsing.

Recio said he was in another area of the home when he heard the girl start crying. That’s when Hernandez carried Isabella out of the hallway, and he reported seeing her body “twisting up,” the affidavits said.

Ring camera footage shows what happened before coming inside

Detectives obtained a search warrant for the videos from a home security system set up at the home. One of the camera angles from above the garage showed the driveway and front yard, which would give light to what happened when the group came home that day.

Most of what Hernandez and Recio reported was accurate according to the footage, detectives explained in the affidavits, but said of note “was the way [Hernandez] and [Recio] seemed to be treating [Isabella].”

Video footage revealed as they were all trekking up to the home in the inches of snow and ice on the ground, Hernandez and Recio refused to help the girl as she fell and tripped several times.

“At no time do [Recio] or [Hernandez] help her in the deep snow, up the steep slope of the yard. Also, at no point in time, does Isabella hit her head,” the affidavits read.

Pediatricians say falls would not have caused head injury

Hernandez and Recio’s stories were relayed back to pediatricians and doctors who took care of Isabella. They told police “the story of an accidental fall was not consistent whatsoever with the nature of Isabella’s injury,” according to court documents.

Detectives pointed out in the affidavits “there was still no claim Isabella’s head had ever made contact with the ground or any foreign object.”

Injuries to the second child

On Feb. 22, investigators were notified the second child in Hernandez and Recio’s care, Isabella’s 3-year-old brother, was also found to have “a skull fracture” and unexplained bruises. These injuries were examined by doctors in San Antonio, after Recio handed the brother over to an uncle’s care on Feb. 16. CPS would take custody of the brother after then, the affidavits said.

The brother’s injuries to his head were in the same area as Isabella’s skull fractures, according to the affidavit. Doctors also determined the brother had been hurt by a “blunt impact to the head,” same as the sister, according to court documents.

CPS involvement

Hernandez had custody of the girl and her brother since 2020, after the biological parents had run-ins with CPS in their hometown of Corpus Christi, according to court documents.

Until the investigation into Isabella’s injuries and death, CPS was unaware that Recio, Hernandez’s elderly uncle and grandfather all lived in the home with Hernandez and the two children as well, according to the affidavits.

“[Hernandez] had not reported the others in her home, and it would appear that she had them all leave during CPS home visits,” court documents read.

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Bond raised to $600K for woman charged in 5-year-old's death

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Theresa Balboa appeared in court for the first time in Harris County on Monday.

On Monday, a judge increased her bond to $ 100,000 for the assault case. Her existing bond for a charge of tampering with evidence, in particular a human corpse, in connection with Samuel’s death remains at $ 500,000, bringing her total bond to $ 600,000.

Prosecutors requested a higher bond saying Balboa was a flight risk. She’s charged with tampering with evidence, namely a corpse, in the death of a child believed to be Samuel Olson.

Prior to the investigation into Samuel’s death, Balboa was out on bond for assault with intent – impeding breath for a November 2020 case, where the complainant was Samuel’s father, Dalton.

Balboa had been dating Dalton when his son disappeared. She was transported back to Houston from the Jasper County Jail on Friday.

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Samuel’s body was found inside a Jasper motel room last Tuesday. According to court documents, Balboa was also inside that room when police entered.

An autopsy by the medical examiner will positively identify the child and provide information on how the child died.

“They’re going to learn what was his cause of death and then they’re going to decide was it an accidental death? Was it a homicide?” said ABC News Legal Expert Steve Shellist.

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Over the weekend, we also heard from Balboa’s ex-boyfriend, whom she was with for about 10 years. They have two daughters, but Balboa no longer has custody of them. Alex Rizo shared his disbelief about what the mother of his children is accused of.

“I’ve known that girl for a long time and I know that she’s had problems. I know that she’s had a difficult life, but you never think, I would never have thought something of this magnitude would ever happen,” Rizo said.

READ MORE: Theresa Balboa’s ex responds to shocking allegations: ‘I don’t know what happened’

Authorities believe Balboa was on her way to Louisiana when she was arrested in Jasper and consider her a flight risk.

She did not appear in court on Friday when her bond was set at $ 500,000.

A preliminary autopsy for Samuel was expected to be completed Monday afternoon, but it will not be released to the public.

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Partner of British billionaire's son charged in shooting death of top cop in Belize: What we know

BELIZE CITY — The Supreme Court of Belize has denied bail for the longtime partner of a British billionaire’s son who’s been charged in the fatal shooting of a top police officer in the Central American country.

A judge decided Wednesday to reject a bail application for Jasmine Hartin and adjourn the matter until next week, after Belize’s head prosecutor submitted an objection to the court on the grounds that she presented a “serious flight risk.” The judge has requested that prosecutors submit a formal objection with full arguments by Friday, while the defense team has until Monday to respond.

The next bail hearing is scheduled for June 9. Hartin, a Canadian citizen who lives in Belize with her family, will remain in custody at least until then at Belize Central Prison in the village of Hattieville, west of the capital, Belize City.

Hartin’s attorney, Godfrey Smith, told reporters outside the courthouse on Wednesday that the judge also expressed “disapproval of the kind of media publicity” that the case is receiving and said he has “no intention of contributing to that.”

Hartin had been denied bail by a lower court in the resort town of San Pedro on Monday, after she was charged with manslaughter by negligence. Her lawyer then appealed the decision to the supreme court in Belize City.

The charge stems from the death of Henry Jemmott, superintendent of the Belize Police Department, whose body was discovered early Friday in the water off a San Pedro pier with one apparent gunshot wound behind his right ear, according to Chester Williams, commissioner of the Belize Police Department.

“The injury is not consistent with suicide, and the manner of death is homicide,” Williams told reporters on Monday.

Hartin “was somewhat in an emotional state walking herself on the pier” when police found her near Jemmott’s body with “what appeared to be blood on her arms and on her clothing,” Williams said during a press conference on Friday.

“We believe that she is to some extent affected by it,” Williams told reporters.

Police recovered Jemmott’s service weapon from the scene. The incident “seems rather personal and not an attack on law enforcement,” Williams said. Investigators believe the pair were friends and had been drinking. They were alone together on the pier and were both found fully clothed, according to Williams.

“We owe it to him to ensure that we investigate properly,” he said.

Hartin is the director of lifestyle and experience at Alaia Belize, a boutique resort in San Pedro run by her husband, real estate developer Andrew Ashcroft, in partnership with hotel giant Marriott International, according to Hartin’s biography on the resort’s website and her LinkedIn profile. Andrew Ashcroft also referred to Hartin as his wife during the resort’s grand opening last month, but it was unclear whether they are legally married. The couple have two children.

Andrew Ashcroft is the youngest son of Lord Michael Ashcroft, a major financial backer of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom and its former deputy chairman. Lord Michael Ashcroft, who holds dual U.K. and Belizean citizenship, has an estimated net worth of $ 2.1 billion, according to Forbes.

Belize’s police commissioner said the Canadian socialite will receive “no special treatment.”

“Her social stature should not affect how she is to be treated or should not allow her to be treated different than any ordinary person who has committed a crime,” Williams told local media on Tuesday.

Jemmott’s family said they are desperate for answers. He leaves behind five children and a fiancee.

“What happened? We don’t know, I don’t know,” Jemmott’s sister, Marie Jemmott Tzul, told reporters on Monday. “So we are depending on the police investigation to set the record straight for us.”

ABC News’ Kirit Radia, Christine Theodorou, Alondra Valle and Dion Vansen contributed to this report.

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