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Incident at 17030 Imperial Valley

September 16, 2006 -- Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal stabbing of a man around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday (Sept. 14).

The suspect, Latonya Monique Riggins (b/f, DOB: 1-30-75), was arrested and charged with murder in the 174th State District Court. She is accused in the killing of her boyfriend whose identity is pending notification to the next of kin.

HPD Homicide Division Officers F.T. Hernandez and J.C. Bonaby reported:

Riggins and her 21-year-old boyfriend lived together in New Orleans, Louisiana prior to arriving in Houston during the Hurricane Katrina evacuation. Upon arrival in Houston, the couple each received their own apartment in the same apartment complex. Since that time, there have been numerous police calls for service regarding domestic violence at both apartments involving the couple. On September 14th, Riggins called HPD and reported finding the victim lying on the balcony of her apartment suffering from apparent stab wounds. Once questioned by HPD Homicide investigators, she admitted stabbing the victim several times in the back following yet another domestic dispute. The victim was transported to LBJ Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

NJM 9-16-06
Inc # 142139406

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