Former NFL tight end indicted for murder of girlfriend, accused of evidence tampering

Ex-NFL tight end Kevin Ware was indicted for murder Thursday in the death of Taylor Pomaski, who was Ware’s girlfriend at the time of her disappearance over a year ago.

Prosecutors also charged Ware with evidence tampering as a result of the discovery of the 29-year-old’s remains in December 2021. Authorities confirmed the remains were Pomaski’s in April of this year, KTRK reported.

“Prosecutors presented the evidence to a Harris County grand jury, which determined there was sufficient evidence for criminal charges,” said Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg. “We will follow the evidence wherever it leads and apply the law equally to all.”

Pomaski was last seen on April 25, 2021, at a party at Ware’s home in Spring, Texas, north of Houston. At the time, Harris County Sheriff’s Office said Pomaski disappeared “under suspicious circumstances.” As such, Ware was identified as a suspect in June of 2021.

(Video: KTRK-Houston)

He was given no bond after the grand jury indictment Thursday as he was already a convicted felon with legal troubles dating back to the University of Washington in 2002 when he pleaded guilty to assault charges. Of course, that matters not to the National Football League.

In a case unrelated to Pomaski’s death, law enforcement said Ware was stopped in April of last year while driving 115 mph with an ounce of cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamines in his possession, along with a loaded AK-47 and a loaded 9mm pistol.

He was out on a $23,000 bond for those charges when Pomaski disappeared.

“We appreciate everyone who has come forward to provide evidence and aid in our investigation,” Lacy Johnson, a chief prosecutor in the Major Offenders Division said in a statement. “Although this investigation has been going on since Taylor’s disappearance in 2021, the court process is just beginning, and we encourage anyone who has knowledge about what happened between Kevin and Taylor to come forward.”

In June of 2021, KPRC spoke with Eric Zuleger, a former boyfriend of Pomaski who was close with her mother.

“There could be others that were around the house that night. I’m not for certain, but Kevin knows exactly what happened,” he told the outlet.

“This certainly is in no way going to have a happy ending,” Tim Miller, of the organization Texas EquuSearch, previously said about the case. Miller and his team had searched as far as Henderson, two and a half hours northeast of Houston, in their search for Pomaski.

Ware had a short-lived career in the NFL, playing in only 16 games over less than two seasons with both the Washington Redskins and the San Francisco 49ers in 2003-2004.

He is currently being held in Montgomery County and if convicted of Pomaski’s murder, faces a possible sentence of 15 years to life in prison.

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