Deadly Affection

Sept. 17, 2014

6800 block of S. Cockrell Hill Road, Dallas

7:09 a.m.

  • Age: 65
  • Gender: Female
  • Race: Black
  • Manner of Death: Unknown
  • Location: Apartment
  • Address: 6800 block of S. Cockrell Hill Road
  • City: Dallas
  • Neighborhood's Average Household Income: $44,783
Onkuli Morris killed Sept. 17, 2014

Police found Onkuli Morris' body in a Red Bird area apartment. Officers followed a trail of blood from the living room to a bathroom where they found Morris’ body wrapped in a comforter on the floor, police said. Police said they found her son, Melik Ralah Smith, hiding under a pile of clothes in a bedroom closet. Witnesses told police that Smith had a bad temper and had been physically violent toward his mother several times in the past couple of years, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

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Suspect

  • Melik Ralah Smith
  • Age: 34
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black
  • Relationship to Victim: Son
  • Status: Charged with murder; has been found incompetent to stand trial