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Man faces capital murder charges for motel shooting

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Bobby Grubbs. (Source: Shelby County Sheriff's Office.) Bobby Grubbs. (Source: Shelby County Sheriff's Office.)
Deedra Grubbs. (Source: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office) Deedra Grubbs. (Source: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office)
Authorities say the couple left behind their own vehicle at the scene of the shooting. Authorities say the couple left behind their own vehicle at the scene of the shooting.

The couple accused of shooting three East Texas motel employees in the head during a 48-hour crime spree, have been formally charged.

Bobby Grubbs, 42 has been charged with retaliation in Montgomery County, aggravated robbery in Harris County, and capital murder in Shelby County.

Wife Deedra Grubbs is charged with burglary of a habitation.

The  married couple is accused of attacking one woman in her home, and then shooting three other people hundreds of miles away at a hotel Friday morning.

Deedra Grubbs and her husband, Bobby were caught Friday afternoon close to where this all began.

Authorities say on Wednesday morning in Spring, Texas, Deedra and her husband beat and robbed Deedra's former employer at her home.

Then, Friday morning, in Joaquin, near the Louisiana border, authorities say Bobby shot three people who worked at the motel the couple was staying at.       

One of the victims was killed.

Friday afternoon in Cleveland, between Houston and Livingston the duo was caught after a short pursuit with officers.

Authorities say money is missing from the motel. As of right now it appears robbery is the motive behind the crime. Authorities continue to collect evidence to prove that.

Investigators say Bobby Grubbs ambushed three employees Friday morning in room 129, shooting them all in the head. 37-year-old Martha Ferecedo was killed, two others are hospitalized.

Shelby County Sheriff Newton Johnson says the employees worked in housekeeping, and were cleaning room 129 when a gunman fired shots into each of their heads.

Johnson says Bobby checked into Country Inn Motel Thursday night. He and his wife, Deedra stayed in room 101, their gold car still parked in front.

Sheriff Johnson says the duo fled the scene in one of the victim's cars.

Authorities believed they were headed to Louisiana, but that wasn't the case. The couple was spotted near the area of the home invasion the couple is accused of. The married couple were arrested in Liberty County around 3 o'clock Friday afternoon.

Sheriff Johnson says the duo led officers on a short pursuit before they were apprehended.

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