The Irving Police Department has arrested and charged 29-year-old Codie McCrory and his girlfriend, 30-year-old Leslie Curtis, both on the charge of Capital Murder in the murder of her son, 8-year-old Delmor Best-Curtis.
On Friday, January 8, 2021, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Irving Officers were dispatched to an unconscious person call in the 100 block of W. State Highway 183 (Magnuson Hotel). Upon arrival, officers found Delmor lying on the bed unresponsive, began CPR and quickly noticed numerous injuries to Delmor. Irving Fire transported Delmor to Childrens Hospital in Dallas, where he pronounced deceased.
The investigation is still in the early stages, but revealed that Codie and Leslie had been violently abusing Delmor for at least ten days. Leslie and Codie have been in a relationship for less than one year.
Leslie and Delmor moved into the Magnuson Hotel with Codie in November 2020. Delmor was not attending school.