Saturday, August 25, 2012

Dad charged with capital murder in stabbing death of 8-month-old daughter; 2-year-old son, mom injured (Houston, Texas)


Police: SE Houston man kills infant daughter in stabbing

UPDATE: Authorities say a father faces capital murder charges for the stabbing death of his 8-month-old daughter. The man, whose identity was not released, also injured his 19-year-old wife, Erica Rojas, and their 2-year-old son in the incident, according to HPD spokesman Kese Smith. The couple began arguing around 12:40 a.m. Saturday morning in their home in the 10800 block of Telephone. The argument turned physical when the man pulled out a knife and stabbed his wife and two young children. The injured victims were taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where the baby later died, Smith said.

ORIGINAL POST: A southeast Houston man stabbed his wife and two children multiple times then tried to kill himself about 1:30 a.m. Saturday at King’s Row mobile home park off Telephone Road near Fuqua, KTRK-TV reports in a developing story on its website.

All four are hospitalized. Their conditions were not immediately available. The victims included an 8-month-old infant and a 5-year-old.

KTRK report:

Neighbors said they heard the screams and tried to break windows to rescue the victims.