Murder Suspect In Warren Native’s Death Kills Himself During Arrest

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WARREN (Erie News Now) – There are new developments in the murder of Warren county native, Alexis Robinault-Sharkey.

She had moved to Texas, and was found dead in November of last year.

Wednesday, we learned her husband, Thomas Sharkey, was wanted in her murder. And as U.S. Marshals tried to arrest him Tuesday night in Florida, he took his own life.

Next month will mark a year since Alexis Robinault-Sharkey, 26, a Youngsville native known for her Instagram presence, was discovered dead on the side of a Houston, Texas road on November 28, 2020.

Shortly after her death, Erie News Now spoke with her Mother, Stacy Robinault, who still lives in Warren County, as she hoped for answers in her beloved daughter’s death, “She was literally a ray of sunshine, she was like and angel, she brought life and light”

Houston Police revealing Wednesday, that Alexis’ husband, Thomas Sharkey, was wanted for her murder.

Authorities found out he was staying at a relative’s house in Fort Meyers, Florida and as they attempted to serve him an arrest warrant Tuesday night, they say he took his own life, “I would like to emphasize this has been a very tragic series of events for both the Robinaults and the Sharkeys, they’ve been through Hell essentially,” said Houston Police Sgt. Michael Burrow.

Sergeant Michael Burrow with the Houston Police Department says they believe Thomas was physically abusive towards Alexis, “We established there was a history of domestic violence between the two of them and that the relationship was ending, there was a pending divorce. There was also clear evidence Thomas Sharkey had not been truthful about several key issues and statements he made to police,” Sgt. Burrow said.

Authorities say Thomas Sharkey was evasive and left the state within the first two of weeks of the investigation, “Detectives went to Georgia to try to obtain his DNA sample and suddenly he no-showed, dropped out of contact,” said Sgt. Burrow.

As for what actually happened the night of November 27th 2020, when police say Alexis was killed, “We know that Ms. Sharkey was home throughout the day at their apartment and that Thomas came home that evening around 6:40 p.m. and things began from there,” Sgt. Borrow explained.

Police say the Sharkeys had not yet filed for divorce at the time of Alexis’ death.


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