According to police, the couple got into an argument on August 16th and when Steven fell asleep, Cierra allegedly shot him in the head and then dismembered him with a machete.

Friends of the couple told police Cierra cut the body up because he was too heavy to carry. His body parts were found in various dumpsters. They also told police Cierra’s 10-year-old daughter was home at the time. It’s believed that the daughter may have witnessed a portion of the crime.

Two days later, Cierra reported the victim missing.

“She acted like she knew nothing about anything. She was trying to call him, hadn’t heard from him. Family members didn’t get a response,” Mikki Rogers, who lives below Cierra and Steve’s apartment, said to KHOU.