Man charged with murder in fatal stabbing of woman on Houston METRORail following argument, HPD says

Christopher Gerard Washington, 51, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

HOUSTON – A man accused of stabbing a woman to death on a Houston METRORail following an argument has been charged, according to the Houston Police Department.

Christopher Gerard Washington, 51, was initially charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon but it has now upgraded to murder.

The incident was reported on Oct. 29 at about 6:35 p.m. at the METRO Palm Center Rail Station, located at 5450 Griggs Rd.

Police said Washington was arguing with the 28-year-old woman, in the MetroRail car when he stabbed her in the chest, damaging her heart with a knife, and then fled the scene. The woman was taken to Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center in critical condition. She was pronounced dead on Monday.

Court documents identified the victim as Alexis Jayne Jarrell.

Further investigation by METRO police investigators identified Washington as the suspect. He was arrested on Tuesday by METRO officers and booked into the Harris County Jail. His bond was set at $500,000.

According to authorities, Washington has a history of being violent toward women.

He was scheduled to appear in court Thursday.


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