Incident at 16101 Imperial Valley #806
February 8, 2005 -- A suspect
has been arrested and charged in the fatal stabbing of one woman
and wounding of another at 16101 Imperial Valley about 1:30 p.m.
on Monday (Feb. 7).
The suspect, Chrisdon Darnel Alexander (b/m,
DOB 9-19-85), was taken into custody and has been charged with
capital murder in the 351st State District Court.
The victims were identified as Clauthia O. Castrillon,
19, of 16101 Imperial Valley and Crystal Mason, 22, of 860 Dollywright.
Clauthia suffered multiple stab wounds and was pronounced dead
at the scene. Crystal also suffered multiple stab wounds and was
transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in serious condition.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J.R. Swaim and
Officer A.D. Brown reported:
Both women know Alexander. The women were in
Clauthia's apartment when Alexander came over. He then left the
apartment to go to the store and returned to the apartment with
a second unknown black male. After entering the apartment, the
unknown black male suspect pulled a gun and Alexander pulled a
knife on the women. A robbery ensued with Crystal taken into a
bedroom where she was taped up, stabbed multiple times and left
for dead. Alexander then returned to the living room where he
attacked Clauthia and stabbed her multiple times. While Alexander
was attacking Clauthia, Crystal managed to loosen the tape, jump
from a second story window and run for help. Before leaving the
apartment, Alexander and the unknown male attempted to set the
apartment on fire.
Crystal was able to provide investigators with
the first name of the suspect. Through the investigation, Alexander
was developed as a suspect and subsequently charged. He was then
arrested about 11:15 p.m. while sitting in the back seat of a
vehicle in the driveway of his home in the 6800 block of Landor.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.