CHANNELVIEW, Texas -

A man is accused of strangling his girlfriend, who was found dead in her Channelview home.

On Wednesday morning, deputies responded to a report of a death at 15425 North Brentwood in east Harris County. Upon their arrival they found the body of April Cobb inside the residence.

Cobb's three daughters awoke to finds signs of a struggle and Cobb's body lying on the floor. Deputies say the mother of three had been strangled to death.

Her boyfriend, Jerry Fain, is now charged with the murder. Deputies did not reveal any information about Fain's arrest.

Fain is being held in the Harris County Jail without bond.

Friends say they are planning to hold a benefit on Feb. 15 to aid the Cobb family at Joe Koolz Rock'n Country Saloon in Crosby.