HALTOM CITY, Texas — Two Texas 14-year-olds have been charged in the fatal stabbing last weekend of a woman delivering food for Uber Eats.
The boys are charged with capital murder in the death of Ryan Munsie Graham, 31, of Fort Worth. They are accused of stabbing Graham, a wife and mother of three, in the neck outside the Northern Cross Apartments in Haltom City, police officials said.
A resident of the complex called 911 around 9:35 p.m. Saturday after finding Graham lying in the breezeway outside the caller’s door. She had obvious signs of trauma, which paramedics determined was a stab wound.
Graham, who police identified under her maiden name of Munsie, was pronounced dead at the scene. The motive of the slaying appears to be a robbery.
Detectives worked around the clock to solve the case and obtained evidence linking the teens to the killing, authorities said. SWAT team members took both into custody at an apartment building in Fort Worth.
Due to their age, the teens’ names have not been released.
Graham and her husband, Camaron Graham, have three children ages 5, 10 and 11.
“She was my rock. My world,” Camaron Graham told WFAA in Fort Worth.
Camaron Graham said his wife held down four jobs to help support their family. One of those jobs was as a van operator for Acadian Ambulance.
“Ryan was a member of our team for nearly four years, and she will be greatly missed,” a post on the ambulance service’s Facebook page said.
Watch Camaron Graham talk about his wife below, courtesy of WFAA.
Ryan Graham had told her husband on Saturday that she would be home around 7 p.m. that night.
“I know my wife. That means 9:30,” Graham said.
Though he’d anticipated her being late, Camaron Graham never dreamed he’d never see her alive again.
Ryan Graham’s older sister, Erin Munsie, wrote on Facebook about how proud her family was of the hardworking mom.
“We were all so proud of her, delivering Uber Eats to earn extra money due to cuts in their income due to COVID,” Munsie wrote. “This is how she died. An Uber Eats delivery.”
Graham said that when he and his wife met, they were virtually homeless. Over the course of their relationship, they had made it from homeless to a hotel, then from there to an RV. Eventually, they moved into an apartment, and then a better apartment.
“The most important thing about her was her work ethic and love for her children,” Graham told WFAA.
Now, he is tasked with raising their children alone while shouldering the finances of everyday life. A GoFundMe page set up to help the family with the funeral and other expenses had raised close to $73,000 as of Friday afternoon.
The friend who set up the page, Bailey Ables, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the slain Ryan Graham was a “really good person.” Ables, an ordained minister, married the Grahams in 2017.
“She was always having a good time, making people laugh, and was generous and kind,” Ables told the newspaper.
The family is grieving as they prepare for Ryan Graham’s funeral, which has been scheduled for Monday.
“I don’t wish that pain on anybody,” Camaron Graham told the news station. “My worst enemy shouldn’t feel this pain.”
Munsie wrote that she didn’t know a person could feel the level of sadness brought by her sister’s death.
“I keep thinking I’m having a nightmare and I’m going to wake up any minute,” she wrote. “She was not only my sister, but a wife, a mother of three, a daughter, a niece, a granddaughter, a friend, and so much more.”
“I miss my little sister and I can’t believe someone took her from me,” she wrote.
The suspects in Ryan Graham’s killing are being held at the Tarrant County Juvenile Justice Center, authorities said.