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Update on Incident at 802 Country Place #87

January 6, 2006 -- Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal stabbing of a 31-year-old man that occurred at 802 Country Place #87 on Thursday, January 5, 2006 around 3:05 a.m.

The suspect, Michael Franklin Matos (H/m DOB 5/30/82), is charged with murder in the 262nd State District Court and is still at-large.

According to Houston Police Department Homicide Division Officers T.R. Cunningham and B.D. Evans, patrol officers responding to the location learned that Nickey C. Cunningham, 31, had been stabbed multiple times in the chest and died from those injuries. Witnesses told investigators that the suspect, Michael Franklin Matos, is the former roommate of the victim and that he could be headed to Florida.

He was last seen driving a 2005 Ford F-350 17-foot U-Haul truck with Arizona plates AA91027. The truck has the standard U-Haul markings.

Anyone with information on Matos' whereabouts or has seen the U-Haul truck are asked to call the Houston Police Department at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Updated: NJM/AW 1-6-06
AW/ MES 1-5-06
Inc # 002296806

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