Sunday, August 2, 2015

Dad charged with murder in strangulation deaths of 5-month-old son, baby's mom (Jacksonville, North Carolina)

Dad is identified as SEBASTIAN MENDEZ.

Funeral and vigil held for Jacksonville mother and child who deputies say died at the hands of the baby's father
Posted: Sat 8:09 PM, Aug 01, 2015

A funeral was held Satruday morning to mourn the loss of Shaung Liu and her son, 5 month old Archer Liu. A vigil is scheduled to follow and will be held at the Jacksonville Commons Park.

The Liu's were found and pronounced dead by deputies near their Hunter's Creek home in Jacksonville on July 18th. Liu's boyfriend Sebastian Mendez was charged with the murder of both mother and baby.

A spokesman from the Jones Funeral Home in Jacksonville said the family received friends between 9:30 and 10:30 this morning. The funeral service started at 10:30 and drew a crowd of more than 100 people. The vigil starts at 8:30.

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Disturbing new details about this past weekend's double homicide in Onslow County have been released.

Shuang Liu and her five-month-old son, Archer, were found Saturday. The baby's father, Sebastian Mendez, has been charged with two counts of murder.

Miller says the baby was found in a suitcase that was in the attic of the woman's Hunter Creek home. He died from a lack of oxygen, according to the sheriff.

The mother was found dead in a car parked three blocks away. The sheriff says she had been strangled.

Deputies were first called to the home that morning after Mendez reported he had been stabbed. After deputies discovered the bodies, they went to the hospital where they say Mendez was about to get into a cab.

He remains jailed without any bond.