Woman accused of stabbing mother to death, wounding relative in Willowbrook area, police say

Ericka Nicole McDonald, 29, was charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. (Houston Police Department)

HOUSTON – Houston police said they are investigating after a woman stabbed her mother to death and wounded another relative in the Willowbrook area Monday night.

Ericka Nicole McDonald, 29, was charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Police said the stabbing happened around 9 p.m. at an apartment complex located at 8301 Willow Place Dr.

According to investigators, a dispute started earlier in the day between the daughter and her 51-year-old mother. Police said McDonald broke into the apartment through the front window that night and began stabbing her mother and her 63-year-old relative. Police said McDonald left the scene but later returned, claiming she was not involved.

Police said both victims were taken to an area hospital where the mother died. Investigators said the relative is expected to survive.

Investigators determined that although McDonald was wearing a mask at the time of the attack, the relative was able to identify her, according to officials.

Investigators said bloody clothes were also found in McDonald’s apartment. She was arrested at the scene and charged.

Officers said they are unsure of what the argument was about or what exactly led up to the actual stabbing.

The victim’s identity has not been released.


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