Teen charged over disabled woman's murder wanted for 'setting couple on fire'

Teen charged over disabled woman's murder wanted for 'setting couple on fire'

A TEXAS teen who was charged over the murder of a disabled woman is now wanted for allegedly setting a couple on fire - leaving the husband dead and his wife fighting for life in hospital.

Emma Presler, 19, beat murder charges last year in the death of Sierra Rhodd, 20, and is now suspected of breaking into a couple's home in Houston and setting them ablaze.

Authorities now suspect Presler of dousing Devin Graham, 33, and his wife Karissa Lindros, 26, in flammable liquid before setting them on fire.

Graham died from his injuries and Lindros has been hospitalized with burns across 70 per cent of her body, according to the Daily Beast.

Sierra Rhodd was killed in September 2020.

Presler remains on the run, but the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office filed murder charges against her on Monday.

The suspect was identified after eyewitnesses described a young white woman fleeing the scene in a white car, according to police.

Authorities have not yet disclosed a motive for the alleged attack, but family said that Lindros and Presler knew each other, according to ABC 13.

Lindros' aunt Lisa Sherlock told the outlet: "Devin has three children who will now have to grow up without a father."

Devin Graham, 33, died and his wife Karissa Lindros, 26, is fighting for life with 70 per cent burns.

"[Lindros] is fighting every day of her life to come back to her little girls, her sisters, her mother, and to our family."

Presler was charged in the murder of Rhodd, who suffered from cerebral palsy, in September of 2020.

Presler was accused of being the getaway driver after a flurry of bullets were fired into Rhodd's home, killing her.

During her trial, prosecutors were unable to convince the judge that Presler was actually tied to the murder just because she was found driving a truck suspected of being involved in the shooting.

Her boyfriend, Austin McCalla, who owned the car she was driving, and three others were later charged in Rhodd's death.

The victim's father told reporters after her death that he believed the shooters were actually targeting his son, who was involved in an altercation with a gang known as 10K.


Meanwhile, Lindros' family said she is fighting for her life.

Her family set up a GoFundMe to raise money for her medical bills and her two young children.

Sherlock begged anyone with information about Presler's whereabouts to come forward.

"Oh God, please, if you know where she is, if you know anything about where she's staying, please, please come forward," she said.

"Karissa and Devin did not deserve this."

Rhodd's mother, Krystalee, said that her heart goes out to the family, as she feels her own never received justice over their daughter's death.

"I know how it feels. I'm just sorry we didn't get justice the first time, or this wouldn't have happened."