• Fri. Oct 22nd, 2021

Houston Marriott Marquis murder-suicide: Jenna Soderberg and Sherrick Byrd determined as couple in lodge shooting

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The woman and gentleman who law enforcement say died in a murder-suicide in the foyer of the common Marriott Marquis lodge in downtown Houston have been recognized.

Medical examiners identified the 27-year-old woman killed on Tuesday as Jenna Soderberg. The 39-year-previous guy, who investigators consider was dating Soderberg, was recognized as Sherrick Byrd.

Police feel Byrd shot Soderberg just before turning the gun on himself.

A day following the shots have been fired, police verified the guy and female have been in a courting marriage, but they did not say what might have led up to the shooting.

Witnesses told police they saw the couple arrive jointly shortly in advance of the capturing.

“The gentleman did occur in at some point … shot the female and then immediately shot himself,” HPD Chief Troy Finner stated in the speedy aftermath.

As a result of a research of court information, Eyewitness Information has uncovered that Byrd was no stranger to the method or to accusations of domestic abuse.

Court documents out of Travis County demonstrate he was produced from jail in May well after brutally beating Soderberg a few a long time ago.

The specifics from that working day, June 13, 2018, paint a photograph of a violent attack. According to courtroom paperwork, officers arrived and discovered Soderberg at her neighbor’s apartment with the two of her eyes swollen shut, blood coming from a deep reduce on her head, and bruises all in excess of her entire body.

In an special interview, Eyewitness News spoke to Soderberg’s then-neighbor and buddy who she went to immediately after the attack.

“He meant to destroy her that day,” she explained.

“I was just in shock,” she included. “I didn’t say anything. She was just like, ‘Should I get in touch with the police?’ I’m like, ‘Yes, as a issue of fact. I am heading to simply call the police for you.'”

The girl, who wished to keep on being anonymous to secure her privacy, now life in the Houston place, but experienced no notion Soderberg was in city with Byrd.

“The last facial memory that I have is her in the medical center, bruised up with two black eyes,” the woman recalled.

In accordance to court files, at the time inside of Byrd and Soderberg’s condominium, officers observed blood just about everywhere: on partitions, pillows, and towels.

Byrd was arrested that working day and was in jail up till having a plea offer in May perhaps of this yr.

The charge was lowered to a misdemeanor, and he was sentenced to 114 days in jail, time in which he had by now served.

Quick forward four months afterwards on Tuesday, Sept. 7. Houston law enforcement think Soderberg and Byrd arrived at the Marriott Marquis in different cars and came in jointly.

“I experience like it really is not true,” stated Soderberg’s good friend. “She was a really helpful person… outgoing. She loved smiling. She loved currently being content.”

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