Cedric Ricks was returned to the Tarrant County Jail early Friday evening and charged with capital murder in the slayings of Roxann Sanchez and Anthony Figueroa and with serious bodily injury in the attack on her other son, Marcus Figueroa.
Ricks obviously had been badly beaten recently. Terry Grisham, a spokesman for the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department, said he asked Ricks about his injuries. The prisoner said he was beaten up in his cell in Oklahoma but declined to elaborate.
When Ricks fled Roxann Sanchez’s apartment Wednesday night, he apparently believed that he had left everyone stabbed to death, except the couple’s 8-month-old son.
But Marcus survived and called 911.
“Can you help me?” he asked the dispatcher.
-- Bill Miller