UPDATE: Jacinto City teen charged in mother's stabbing death

Police: Son admits involvement in death

JACINTO CITY, Texas - Police said a Jacinto City teenager has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of his mother.

Jacinto City police said they were called to a home off 11000 block of Verano in Jacinto City around 3:15 a.m. Wednesday.

When they arrived, investigators said they found a woman stabbed to death.

"We found her body in the bedroom," said Chief Joe Ayala with the Jacinto City Police Department. "The victim's son told us that he was involved."

Police said the boy called his aunt and uncle and told them what he did. They came to the scene and then called 911.

According to officers, the 31-year-old mother was stabbed multiple times in her arms and chest.

"There were some defensive wounds," said Chief Ayala. "We were able to recover one knife inside of the home, and detectives are looking for another one."

Jacinto City police spent Wednesday morning questioning the victim's 15-year-old son. Investigators said the teen was being very cooperative with police.

Authorities said the teen was detained and his hands were bagged.

Police said the suspect told them what happened was the result of ongoing physical abuse. The teen told police his mother had been abusive for years and he snapped overnight. According to Jacinto City police, the teen said he blacked out and the next thing he knew he had stabbed his mother.

"He said he appears to have blacked out," said Ayala. "He said it was like he left this world and the next thing he remembers is that he had stabbed his mother."

Police said bloody clothes were recovered at the house. Officials believe the suspect had changed clothes before police and paramedics arrived.

The teen has been charged with murder and was being taken to the Harris County Juvenile Detention Center.

"I can't believe this," said Arturo Zuniga, a family friend and roommate of the victim. "He was such a nice young man. The last time I saw them together they were laughing and having a good time for the 4th of July. I'm stunned."

Amanda Perez will have more on this developing story on Local 2 News at 4.

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