San Antonio police say a woman was murdered after finding her son and his girlfriend who broke into her house and was beaten with a baseball bat and cut her throat.
Mary Helen Dempsey, 53, was killed in her home on Monday evening or early Tuesday morning after she had brought in her son Matthew Dempsey and his friend, Daniel Saucedo, 18 while robbing her home, police said. .
Matthew Dempsey confessed that he had murdered his mother, according to an arrest visit from the San Antonio Express News.
Dempsey told the researchers that he and Saucedo went to his mother's house early Monday evening or Tuesday morning.
Matthew Dempsey (left), 18, and his friend, Daniel Saucedo (right), 18, were arrested and charged with the murder of Mary Helen Dempsey, 53
Mary Dempsey (above) came in on her son and his friend as she burglar her house, according to police
According to police, Matthew Dempsey has admitted beating his mother with a baseball bat and cutting her throat
Police said that although Dempsey did not live with his mother, he could enter the house with a key.
Dempsey, who had a loaded gun, told the police that he and Saucedo had begun collecting & # 39; things they would take from home & # 39 ;.
Shortly thereafter his mother came home and turned on the lights.
Dempsey told the police that he immediately started attacking his mother with a baseball bat.
Saucedo then joined the attack and also began to defeat Mary Dempsey with the same bat.
The body of Mary Dempsey was found by her daughter, Jessica Dempsey, who checked her mother on Tuesday morning. The home of Mary Dempsey in San Antonio can be seen above
Matthew Dempsey then told the police that he and Saucedo went to the kitchen and grabbed a knife with which they cut his mother's throat.
Saucedo used duct tape to connect Mary Dempsey and then covered her with a blanket from her bedroom, Matthew Dempsey told the police.
Dempsey told the police that he and Saucedo went through his mother's wallet. They then loaded the stolen items into the Honda Accord of Mary Dempsey, which was parked outside.
Dempsey told police that he and Saucedo also used his mother's stolen ATM card to withdraw money.
The body of Mary Dempsey was discovered Tuesday morning by her daughter Jessica Dempsey.
Jessica was approached by a worried employee at Synergy Federal Credit Union in San Antonio, where her mother worked, KSAT-TV reported.
After being told that her mother did not show up for work, Jessica drove to her mother's house and found that the doors had been unlocked and her mother's car had disappeared.
She told the police that she then went inside and saw something covered with a blanket on the floor.
Matthew Dempsey is seen above when he is taken into custody by the police on Tuesday
According to police, Matthew Dempsey lives with his pregnant girlfriend in a mobile home
If he is convicted, he can get the death penalty. He is currently being held on bail of $ 1 million
Jessica soon realized that it was a body next to a pool of blood.
The police quickly came to the scene and killed Mary Dempsey.
Mary Dempsey & # 39; s Facebook page contains a message in which she tells her son her & # 39; baby & # 39; called.
She divorced Matthew Dempsey & # 39; s father, Jack Dempsey, in 2016, according to the Bexar County court records.
Matthew Dempsey lived with his pregnant girlfriend in a mobile home. The baby will be born in July.
Police said Dempsey's girlfriend told investigators that he had known her role in the murder.
The police initially believed that the murder was a robbery because the beige Honda Accord (photo of Mary Dempsey) was missing
The girlfriend said that Dempsey also involved Saucedo.
Police said that both Dempsey and his girlfriend were taken into custody, although it is not clear which charges they might encounter.
Dempsey was enrolled in an ROTC program in high school. He and Saucedo are considered good friends of the same school.
The stolen car has since been found, according to the police.
Both Dempsey and Saucedo are being held in Bexar County jail for a bail of $ 1 million.
Both suspects made their first appearance in court on Wednesday. If they are convicted, they can receive the death penalty.