HPD: Woman dies after throat slit during attempted murder-suicide in southwest Houston

HOUSTON – A woman is dead after her throat was slit during an attempted murder-suicide, Houston police said.

Officers were dispatched to a home in the 3300 block of Wuthering Heights Dr. around 8 a.m. Sunday on a report of an assault in progress. On arrival, they located the woman, who sustained a laceration and was ultimately pronounced deceased at the scene.

Houston Police Sgt. Adrian Lopez said police found the victim’s husband, who is also the suspect, in the backyard with a knife. Officers said they told him to drop the knife but he refused. They used a taser to subdue the man and take him into custody.

Sgt. Lopez said the suspect was taken to the hospital with self-inflicted wounds. He is expected to survive.

Two of the couple’s daughters, ages 10 and 17, were home at the time and called the police.

“Obviously very traumatic for the two daughters, especially at their young age and so they’re hanging in there,” Lopez said. “They were able to give me very vital statements that are going to be very important to this investigation.”

The victim was in her 40′s, Lopez said. Police have not said a possible motive.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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