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(HOUSTON) — Investigators with the Pasadena Police Department and Harris County District Attorney’s office made connection Wednesday with a man believed to be responsible for the cold case murders of a 12-year-old boy and his mother.

The murders occurred in July 1985 at Briarcliff Apartments.

William Roger Hancock, 56, was charged during the initial investigation; however, the grand jury elected not to indict him.

Working with Harris County Special Crimes Division, investigators conducted an interview inside the Polunsky Unit of TDCJ in Livingston, where Hancock is currently serving time for sexual assault.

During the videotaped interview, Hancock confessed to the 1985 murders and provided detailed descriptions of the criminal act.

The victims were Kathenia Anita Willems, 29, and Charley Boring III, 12. The preliminary caus of death for both victims was asphyxiation by ligature.

The Harris County District Attorney’s office charged Hancock with two counts of capital murder and kidnapping.


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