Before committing the crime, Tarel posted a video on instagram hinting about his plans to kill his daughter.
According to Texas prosecutors, Tarel picked up Amyira from her mom’s house in New Orleans and took her to his mother’s house in Katy, Texas, where he committed the suicide/murder..
Tarel’s mother, Dorian Johnson, told police that she had left to run an errand on Thursday night and left the little girl with her father and when she came home, she found her son dead and her granddaughter severely wounded. She called 911 who came and rushed Amyira the Hospital, where she died.
The girl’s mother, Shonique Johnson, found out about her daughter’s death through a phone call from police in Texas.
Johnson added that her daughter was excited to be spending time with her father and grandmother.
“She wanted to go. She said she wanted to be with her nana and her daddy because she was missing him, and I allowed her to go.”
There were no signs of the tragic violence that would come, Johnson told KTRK.
Before killing himself and his daughter, Tarel made the video below…