Son Of Retired NFL Player (A. J. Armstrong) Is Now On Trial For Parents Murder

Son Of Retired NFL Player (A. J. Armstrong) Is Now On Trial For Parents Murder
Son Of Retired NFL Player (A. J. Armstrong) Is Now On Trial For Parents Murder
BHR Hollywood Reports..........The shocking news of former NFL linebacker Antonio Armstrong and his wife, Dawn, being shot and killed inside of their Houston home last July was easily one of the most tragic stories in sports last year.

What made it that much harder to stomach was the fact that their teenage son was charged with the crime.

The testimony in this hearing has been disturbing.

 Former NFL linebacker Antonio Armstrong and his wife, Dawn
The prosecution began the hearing with a display of photos of Dawn and Antonio Armstrong when they were alive. Their son, A. J. Armstrong, began to cry at the sight of his parents, the first time he has been openly emotional in court.

Next, harrowing evidence video took viewers back to the scene of the crime. A camera weaved through rooms of the Armstrong household, stopping to focus on blood smears, a black pistol on the kitchen counter, a note reading "I HAVE BEEN WATCHING YOU FOR SOME TIME," a bullet hole in the ceiling of the Armstrongs' home office and stray shell casings.

The camera then entered the couples' bedroom, where Dawn's lifeless body lay on a blood-stained bed.
The Armstrong's House 

Prosecutors also brought up a 911 call made by the teen. According to detectives, the 17-year-old said he heard gunshots from his parents' room while he hid in his closet. He added that only he, his parents and his sister were in the home.

He stayed on the phone until officers arrived on the scene less than 10 minutes later. The young man is then heard on the call turning off the home security system, unlocking the front door and allowing officers in.

Dawn , Antonio, And A.J. Armstrong 
Despite Armstrong Jr. insisting he's innocent, prosecutor Martina Longoria told the court that the defendant admitted to a homicide detective that he had discharged a gun in his room before his parents were murdered and that the note and masked man story seem to be a cover-up attempt.

The court also heard audio from Armstrong Jr.'s 911 call, on which the then-16-year-old said he heard gunshots from his parents' bedroom and saw a masked man. Armstrong Jr. has an older brother and younger sister, who was at home during the time of the double-homicide.

Armstrong Jr., nicknamed A.J., will be moved from a juvenile detention center to Harris County Jail in Houston.
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