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Mother of NFL player Kevin Ware’s murdered girlfriend seeks justice: ‘He’s never been held accountable’

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A Texas grand jury on July 28 indicted former NFL player Kevin Ware, 41, for the murder of his girlfriend, 29-year-old Taylor Pomaski, in addition to tampering with a corpse.

If convicted of murder, Ware faces 15 years to life in prison, in response to Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg’s office in Texas.

“He’s never been held accountable,” Pomaski’s mother, Leslie Mandeville, told Fox News Digital of Ware and his history of run-ins with the law before he was accused of killing her daughter.

She added later that she hopes Ware spends “the remainder of his life in jail,” together with “anyone else that’s involved” and that “all parties are held accountable” in her daughter’s murder case.

FORMER NFL PLAYER KEVIN WARE INDICTED FOR MURDER

Former NFL player Kevin Ware has been charged with murder and tampering with a corpse in connection to the death of his girlfriend, Taylor Pomaski.
(Leslie Mandeville)

Pomaski disappeared following a house party on April 25, 2021, but her stays weren’t discovered until May 2022. 

When Mandeville initially filed a missing individuals report on May 9, 2021, she went to Ware’s house with police, who were questioning the previous NFL player, to choose up her daughter’s dog. Mandeville said that was her one and only interaction along with her daughter’s boyfriend, who was “nice” once they spoke but hesitant handy Pomaski’s dog to her mother. Eventually, Ware, Mandeville and police decided it was best to offer the dog to Pomaski’s family, Mandeville said.

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The U.S. Marshals Service arrested Ware in June 2021 on a bond violation after he failed to seem for supervision earlier within the yr. The arrest involved a vehicle chase by which Ware allegedly drove over 115 miles per hour and was later found to be carrying weapons and medicines, the station reported.

The previous member of the Washington Football Team and the San Francisco 49ers remained in custody within the Montgomery County Jail without bond.

The U.S. Marshals Service arrested Ware in June 2021 on a bond violation after he failed to appear for supervision earlier in the year

The U.S. Marshals Service arrested Ware in June 2021 on a bond violation after he failed to seem for supervision earlier within the yr
(Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office)

Ware shouldn’t be the primary former NFL player convicted of abuse or murder. While some experts have pointed to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), or brain trauma inflicted by repeated blows to the pinnacle, as a part of the reasoning behind why some players commit horrific crimes, Mandeville says Ware had a lengthy criminal history dating back to his football days when he lived in Washington state, as NBC Sports previously reported.

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At Pomaski’s funeral, a lady got here as much as Mandeville, hugged her, and told her that she knew Ware as a woman once they lived on the identical street growing up.

“She said he tormented her, her entire childhood,” Mandeville said. “…She would say, ‘This could have never happened. This could have been stopped years ago.’ And he or she would walk away and are available back. She kept saying, ‘I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry.'”

Taylor Pomaski was missing between April 2021 and May 2022, when her remains were located in Texas.

Taylor Pomaski was missing between April 2021 and May 2022, when her stays were situated in Texas.
(Leslie Mandeville)

“It didn’t just start,” Mandeville said of the alleged abuse.

She described her daughter as “funny,” “glad,” and “front and center, on a regular basis.” Pomaski loved “being along with her family and friends” and all the time had something to do. She was excited by computer science but had worked various odd jobs, as she was still trying to seek out her skilled area of interest.

Mandeville hadn’t heard from her daughter for a few weeks because the April 25 party where she was last seen. Mandeville decided to file the missing individuals report on May 9 since it was Mother’s Day and her father’s birthday, and he or she hadn’t called her parents, which Mandeville said was unlike her daughter.

Pomaski’s ex-boyfriend also called her parents that day to inquire about their daughter because he knew they’d have heard from her on May 9, as well. Pomaski’s ex then informed her parents that the 29-year-old had confessed to him that she had been in an abusive relationship and had been struggling to get out. Mandeville is unsure concerning the extent of the abuse, but she said she knew that “nothing she would have done” would have made her deserving of such treatment.

Leslie Mandeville described her daughter, deceased Taylor Pomaski as 'happy' and 'fun' and 'front and center, all the time.'

Leslie Mandeville described her daughter, deceased Taylor Pomaski as ‘glad’ and ‘fun’ and ‘front and center, on a regular basis.’
(Leslie Mandeville)

“He’s 6-3, 300 kilos. She’s 5-2, 100 kilos,” Mandeville said. “There was no reason for this to occur.”

Mandeville said she does know what the reply is when it comes to find out how to ease the “guilt and shame” that their family members feel once they are being abused or have a substance addiction.

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“I hope we will one way or the other determine a method to … take that away. While you’re the member of the family on the skin, it’s totally difficult. You do not know what to do. She’s an adult, and also you’re saying, ‘Please, let’s get you out of there.’ But they are not ready. And Taylor is the tragic side to this, where it ends terribly,” she said.

Lacy Johnson, a chief prosecutor within the Harris County DA’s Major Offenders Division, who’s handling the murder case, said in a July 28 statement that although the “investigation has been occurring since Taylor’s disappearance in 2021, the court process is just starting,” and the DA’s office is encouraging “anyone who has knowledge about what happened between Kevin and Taylor to come back forward.”

Should you or someone you recognize is affected by domestic violence, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 (SAFE).

Fox News’ Greg Norman contributed to this report.

Audrey Conklin is a digital reporter for FOX Business and Fox News. Email tricks to audrey.conklin@fox.com or on Twitter at @audpants.

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