A man in Texas has been charged with murder for shooting and killing his girlfriend after she returned from getting an abortion. The man, Harold Thompson, allegedly did not want his girlfriend, Gabriella Gonzalez, to get an abortion. Texas has banned abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, but nearly all abortions have been halted in the state since Roe v. Wade was overturned last summer.
Surveillance video from a parking lot in Dallas shows Thompson trying to put Gonzalez in a chokehold, but she shrugs him off and the two continue walking. Thompson then pulls out a gun and shoots Gonzalez in the head. She falls to the ground and Thompson shoots her multiple times before running away.
Thompson was arrested on Wednesday and is being held without bond in the Dallas County Jail. Court records do not list an attorney who could speak on his behalf. Gonzalez’s sister was at the scene and heard the shooting, and another witness saw Thompson try to choke Gonzalez.
At the time of the shooting, Thompson had already been charged with assault of a family member for choking a woman in March. The affidavit from March does not specifically name Gonzalez as the victim, but it does say that the woman told police Thompson “beat her up multiple times” throughout their relationship and made threats to harm her family and children.
It is believed that Thompson was the father of Gonzalez’s child.