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2nd Update on Incident at 600 66th Street

April 4, 2006 -- Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal stabbing of a man at 600 66th Street about 4 a.m. on March 21, 2006.

The suspect, Jose Louis Castillo (H/m, DOB 7/23/58), is charged with murder in the 351st State District Court.

HPD Police Department Homicide Division Sergeant D.A. Ferguson and Officer C.L. Scales reported that a citizen spotted Mr. Meza lying on the sidewalk at 600 66th Street at Canal and then called 911. Meza was bleeding from a stab wound to the upper torso. HFD transported him to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The motive for the killing is believed to have been robbery.

2ND Update: NJM/AW 4/4/06
Updated: AW/MES 3/22/06
AW/JFC 3/21/06
Inc #44955706

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.