GALVESTON -- Galveston police say 61-year-old Desiree
Hartnett was killed inside her home in the 2800 block of Pine Street on
A neighbor, who declined to share their name,
says the victim was a beloved mother and grandmother, and a dedicated
Galveston ISD retiree who recently went back to work for the district to
help during the pandemic.
Officials confirmed that Hartnett
retired from Galveston ISD following the 2019-2020 school year after 33
years with the district. Her most recent role was bilingual ESL district
coordinator. She worked part-time for the GISD remote learning program
Police say they were called to Hartnett's home around 9 a.m. Monday and found her dead.
A witness reported to police that the victim and suspect were in an argument that turned physical.
Police say the suspect took off but was found a short time later down the street.
Tuesday morning, authorities charged Gregory Paul Hartnett, Jr., with
murder and evading arrest. The 32-year-old was booked into the Galveston
County Jail. The Galveston County District Attorney's office says bonds
have been set at $300,000 for the murder charge and $7,500 for the
charge of evading arrest.
Law enforcement sources confirmed that Gregory is Desiree's son.
Got to wonder if this is a case of the mother trying to kick a 32 year old man boy out of the nest to make it on his own. A mother should NEVER EVER be harmed by her children or vice versa.