A Houston-area woman, Liliana Cervantes, 25, was arrested and charged with murder following the death of her fiancé, Nathan Freeman, 32. The incident occurred on March 20 in the couple’s Clear Lake apartment on El Camino Real, while their six-month-old daughter and Cervantes’ four-year-old child were present.
During Cervantes’ first probable cause court appearance, it was disclosed that she claimed to have blacked out during the stabbing. Cervantes stated that she woke up with water splashed on her and the baby, blacked out again, and later attempted to stitch Freeman’s wounds before calling 911.
Investigators discovered a butcher knife as well as another sharp object in the kitchen. They also found bloody footprints in the apartment. The autopsy report indicated that Freeman sustained three stab wounds, including one to his chest.
Currently held on a $150,000 bond, Cervantes remains in custody while her daughter and older child are with her family. Tessa Freeman, however, is determined to fight for custody of her granddaughter, expressing disbelief in Cervantes’ account of the incident and her commitment to seeking justice for her son.
Freeman’s mother, Tessa, revealed that her son and Cervantes were in a relationship for two years after initially meeting on Facebook. The couple, who both had children from previous relationships, lived in Lubbock for a few months before relocating to Clear Lake in 2021. According to Tessa, everything appeared to be going well prior to the incident.
A GoFundMe account has been established to cover Nathan Freeman’s funeral expenses.