Capital murder charge for man who police say admitted to killing his 62-year-old estranged wife in Baytown, records show

Mohamed Hismath, 55, has been charged with capital murder for the slaying of his estranged wife, 62-year-old Sabara Umma, in Baytown on July 11, 2021. (Baytown Police Department)

BAYTOWN, Texas – A man is now charged with capital murder after Baytown police said he admitted to killing his 62-year-old estranged wife at his apartment.

The incident was reported at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Creekside Apartments in the 3100 block of Decker Drive.

Upon arrival, officers found the woman lying in blood in front of the apartment, deputies said. Deputies conducted a search warrant and officials investigated the scene. Investigators said it appears the woman was stabbed and that her throat was cut.

Court documents revealed the weapon police said was used in the attack was an axe.

Investigators learned that Sabara Umma was kidnapped by her estranged husband, 55-year-old Mohamed Hismath, while she stood outside her residence in Baytown, deputies said.

According to investigators, Umma was talking to a relative on her cellphone when Hismath grabbed her from behind, forced her into his vehicle and a struggle between the two began. Investigators said during the struggle, Hismath stabbed Umma several times in the upper torso and neck area before leaving the scene.

Investigators said deputies received a call about a man, driving a gray Toyota, approached another man near a church and told him that his wife is dead. Investigators said the caller convinced Hismath to stay with him to walk, which allowed several officers to arrive and find Hismath in the driver’s seat of a 2007 Gray Toyota Matrix.

Hismath was arrested and his hands and shirt were covered in blood, according to investigators. During questioning, authorities said Hismath admitted to killing Umma and he was charged with capital murder.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Baytown Police Department at 281-422-8371 or call Crime Stoppers at 281-427-8477.

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