A Texas elementary school teacher found dead in her backyard allegedly met her alleged killer on a dating app just a week before she was shot to death, it was revealed Friday.
Wendy Duan’s boyfriend, Charvas Thompson, was arrested Wednesday in Louisiana, more than 260 miles from where he allegedly shot her multiple times in her Sugar Land backyard last week.
The two had only been dating a week before Thompson took the life of Duan, the victim’s mother, who wanted to be identified. he told KHOU 11.
They had met on the dating app “MeetMe”, which made Duan’s mother uncomfortable.
The distraught mother said she had bad feelings for Thompson and warned Duan about the dangers of meeting a stranger online.
“He showed me the picture,” Duan’s mother said. “I don’t know his name. It just says “Do you like it?” I said no.'”
Despite her strong intuition, Duan’s mother never imagined that her daughter would end up dead.
“It’s unbelievable,” he said.
“The guy is really bad. He took her life. I hope this guy gets the full legal punishment.”
Duan was a third grade language arts teacher in the Alief Independent School District and was named the December 2021 English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher of the Year.
According to her mother, Duan was a dedicated teacher who put her students first.
“Every Thursday she asks me to go to the dollar store to buy gifts for the kids,” she said.
Thompson is in the process of being extradited back to Texas. An arrest warrant was issued Sunday charging him with murder and his bail was set at $500,000.