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Former NFL player Kevin Ware indicted in killing of girlfriend

The former NFL linebacker is already in custody following an arrest by the US Marshal’s office on multiple other felony charges
Former NFL player Kevin Ware indicted in killing of girlfriend
Former NFL player Kevin Ware (Image source: YouTube/NBC News)

A former NFL player for the San Francisco 49ers and the Washington Redskins has been indicted on murder charges after investigators in suburban Houston found the remains of his alleged victim.

Ware, 41, was also indicted on tampering with evidence in the death of Taylor Pomaski, 29, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced in a statement, according to NBC News. 

The Houston Chronicle reported that Ware and Pomaski were seen embroiled in a violent argument at a party at her metro Houston home in April 2021. She was never seen alive again.

After an exhaustive search by multiple police agencies, her body was found in December 2021. The Harris County District Attorney in Houston has not yet disclosed why Ware is just now being charged or why investigators added the tampering charges.

The former NFL tight end was already jailed in nearby Montgomery County, Texas, north of Houston, after an arrest by U.S Marshals on possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and violation of his bond, the newspaper reported. 

Neither the D.A. nor the authorities have disclosed the manner in which Pomaski was killed, but the television station KHOU reported that investigators are still seeking help in gathering more evidence.

Pomaski’s ex-boyfriend, Eric Zuleger, told the television station KHOU that he believed she was in an abusive relationship. 

“Taylor reached out to me many times throughout the month of April [2021],” he told the station. “We were talking about her getting out of there, getting back on her feet, getting herself set and stabilized.”

Meanwhile, authorities are imploring anyone with information to come forward.

“We appreciate everyone who has come forward to provide evidence and aid in our investigation,” Lacy Johnson, a chief prosecutor in the Major Offenders Division. “Although this investigation has been going on since Taylor’s disappearance in 2021, the court process is just beginning, and we encourage anyone who has knowledge about what happened between Kevin and Taylor to come forward.”

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