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Former NFL tight end Kevin Ware was indicted in the murder of his girlfriend, Taylor Pomaski, who was found dead in Texas in 2021.
Harris County District Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday that Ware, 41, would be charged with Pomaski’s murder as well as tampering with her corpse.
“Prosecutors presented the evidence to a Harris County grand jury, which determined there was sufficient evidence for criminal charges,” said Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg. “We will follow the evidence wherever it leads and apply the law equally to all.”
According to the New York Post, Pomaski was missing for seven months after last being seen at a party at her home in Spring, Texas in April 2021.
According to Daily Mail, authorities suspected foul play in Pomaski’s disappearance soon after she went missing, with prosecutors identifying Ware as a suspect in June 2021.
Pomaski, 29, was reported missing by family members on April 27, 2021. Investigators, at the time, called her disappearance suspicious. One year later, in April, human remains discovered by Texas Equusearch in north Harris County were identified as her, according to KHOU.
Kevin Ware, who has not played in the NFL since 2004, was out on bond on an unrelated charge at the time.
He now remains in custody at the Montgomery County Jail on a first-degree felony charge of facing possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and third-degree felony charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
Ware, who has a criminal record dating back to 2007, was arrested by US Marshals in June after failing to appear for supervision.
He had been arrested and charged about a week before Pomaski’s disappearance after he was allegedly found with cocaine, methamphetamine, and a loaded AK-47.
During his June arrest, he had reportedly been involved in a vehicle chase with police where he drove more than 115mph.
Ware played in 16 NFL games – 11 for Washington in 2003 and five for San Francisco in 2004.