Family, community holds silent march to honor 11-year-old stabbing victim Josue Flores

Suspect to appear in court 9 a.m. Monday

HOUSTON – The discharged U.S. Marine accused in what many may consider the cruelest, coldest crime in Houston this year is behind bars.

Andre Jackson, 27, is scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. Monday after being arrested Friday in connection to the death of Josue Flores, 11.

“It does help us in a way,” Guadalupe Flores, the victim’s sister, said. “In a way, but the pain is still there.”
Police said Jackson was captured on several surveillance cameras leaving the area where Josue was unmercifully stabbed and on the day the child was stabbed, May 17.

Following the child’s death, the memorial to little Josue has been growing — so has the sadness, anger and pain his parents have felt.

On what appears to be Jackson's Facebook page, he talks about having post-traumatic stress disorder and intense depression on his Facebook page.

“Feeling lousy,” he posted on March 7, 2014.

On Feb. 10 he wrote, “Worst life ever.”

“I think the devil has taken my life because it’s been completely destroyed,” Jackson post on April 12, 2014.

Guadalupe plans to take part in a large silent march from the crime scene to the courthouse. It’s a moving memorial — not loud or boisterous — to pay honor to her loving brother.

“We’re going to do it the way he used to walk home — just quiet and silent,” Guadalupe Flores said. “We’re not outraged, we’re just trying to do what he would have done.”