BEAUMONT - Friends of Jared Bias also known as “Bull Dog” are defending him after he was charged for the capital murder of 19-year-old Kera Teel and her baby.
His friend Taylor Neville said Bias is innocent because he has four children including a one-month-old baby.
"He was a sweet person, he has kids of his own why would he kill a pregnant woman carrying a child?” said Neville. “He just had a newborn baby."
Neville became friends with him at Central High School and said he spoke about his faith in god often.
"I think he has a heart in him he knows God, he talks to God,” said Neville. “He gets on his knees and prays."
A spokesperson from Beaumont ISD said Neville graduated from the Pathways Learning
Center in 2013. However, he was unemployed after graduation according to Neville.
"I feel like he has a good heart, his heart is not built to be evil or cold hearted,” said Neville.
Neville was also surprised when she found out about the arrest of her other friend Atayanna Douglas who is charged for three aggravated robberies in connection with the capital murder.
Neville said she used to be good friends with Douglas but stopped hanging out with her because she was getting involved with the wrong crowd.
"She didn’t want to go home, she didn’t live by the rules she chose to live on the street that is what she chose to do," said Neville.
She said Douglas was also a prostitute on Backpage.com which was also confirmed by sources close to the murder investigation.
Neville said she hopes everything works out for both of her friends and that the truth comes out.
"My heart is telling me to do this because I knew Bull Dog personally and I knew he would not kill no pregnant woman not with the baby she was carrying,” said Neville.
The Beaumont Police Department investigation is still ongoing, if you have any information call crime stoppers at 8-3-3 TIPS.
Bias has new charges against him as he sits in the Jefferson County jail. He has three possession of marijuana charges, two for possession of controlled substances and one for unlawful carry of a weapon.
The judge has not set a bond for the capital murder charge.
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