Arrest Made In Attack Of Fort Worth Girl, 12

Andrew Greenstein
July 18, 2018 - 4:58 pm
Terry Wayne King II

Fort Worth Police

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FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) - An arrest is made in the April 19 attack of a Fort Worth girl as she was walking to her school bus stop.

Terry Wayne King II, 35, was arrested April 17 in Oklahoma City.

Detective Pat Henz says the attack appears to be random and that there’s no prior connection between King and the girl.

“He just lived in the neighborhood and, for whatever reason, chose to attack this young girl on her way to school,” says Det. Pat Henz.

Investigators have been unable to establish any motive for the attack.

“If it was gang-related, if it was . . . random, if it was trafficking, of it was just sexual in nature — we have no indication that it was any of those,” says Det. Henz.

Fort Worth Police are in the process of extraditing King back to Tarrant County.

“We drove up there,” says Det. Henz. “We did interview him. We got the information that makes us very confident that he did cause this.”

The girl and her family are refugees from the Republic of Congo.

Her father, Twizere Buhinja, says King called out to his daughter.

“He told my daughter he needed help,” Buhinja says. “My daughter said, ‘Now I’m going to school,’ (to which King replied), ‘I know, (but) will you help?’”

He says shortly after that, King grabbed his daughter by the arm and throat and attacked her.

The girl remains hospitalized in serious condition.

She was perfectly healthy before the attack, but not anymore.

“The heart is not working good, and her lungs are not working,” says Buhinja. “We’re waiting for a heart transplant.”