Woman Suspected Of Killing Son In Texas Arrested Here

SEATTLE - A 39-year-old woman who had been on the run after allegedly killing her 10-year-old son in Dallas five years ago is in custody after she was found staying in a women's shelter here.

Ora Armenthia Prince had been a fugitive since a Dallas warrant was issued, charging her with the October 1993 beating and strangulation of Willie B. Brookshire Jr. She was also wanted for fleeing to avoid prosecution in connection with the murder warrant, according to FBI spokeswoman Roberta Burroughs.

Seattle FBI agents, working with local law-enforcement agencies, arrested the woman Friday after receiving a tip she had moved into a shelter in Seattle on Tuesday, Burroughs said.

Prince had been staying at the shelter under an alias. She was booked into the King County Jail on investigation of being a fugitive.

She is expected to make a court appearance tomorrow and will most likely be extradited to Texas, Burroughs said.