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Woman killed, man charged in east Houston stabbing, police say

Crime scene tape surrounds an east Houston apartment after a fatal stabbing May 23, 2018.
Crime scene tape surrounds an east Houston apartment after a fatal stabbing May 23, 2018. (KPRC)

HOUSTON – Police said Wednesday they are investigating a stabbing that left a woman dead and a man injured in east Houston.

The shooting was reported about 8:10 a.m. at 4011 Galveston Road.

Houston police at the scene said that the man's sister had returned home from taking some children to school when she heard a child crying in her brother's apartment. She walked over and found the woman's body and found her brother had been cut.

The deceased victim was identified as 32-year-old Josselin Yamileth. Xavier Alejandro Martinez, 25, has been charged with murder and remains hospitalized at Ben Taub Hospital. 

Police described the stabbing as an apparent attempted murder-suicide.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story reported that police were investigating a shooting. The above story has been corrected.


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