The man police believe killed his pregnant girlfriend in their Bedford home is now behind bars.
Police in Caddo Parish in Louisiana arrested 26-year-old Robert Atlas Monday night. Officers found him in a car.
Atlas is accused of stabbing to death 27-year-old Tracy Anderson.
Police on Sunday afternoon received a call from her mother, who was concerned about her welfare. Officers found her body inside the apartment she had recently moved into with Atlas.
Anderson's family members said was seven months pregnant with Atlas' child.
"Tracy was a very happy young lady," said Karen Lewis, Anderson's mother. "She was so friendly. She had a bubbly personality. She went to college to become and accountant."
Lewis said her daughter met the suspect at a bar in May 2013, and that she had reservations about the relationship.
For example, Lewis said Anderson was never able to talk to her on the phone when Atlas was around.
"I told her to get away from him fast as she could," said Lewis. "She said, ‘I'm trying my best to get out of there, Mama.'"
Public records show Atlas was arrested in North Richland Hills in 2011 involving domestic violence with another woman, and Fort Worth police confirm a incident between Anderson and Atlas just last month.
In the latter incident, police were called to a previous residence the couple shared, which resulted in Anderson being arrested for assault.
Atlas is current in the Caddo Parish jail. He will be charged with capital murder when he returns to Texas.
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