Suspect Identified, Charged in 2006 Murder Case

July 3, 2007 - Houston police homicide investigators have identified a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a woman at 4306 Canal #3 on December 24, 2006.

The suspect, Mario Luis Conrado (H/m, DOB: 01-25-65), a native of El Salvador, is charged with murder in the 338th State District Court.

The victim, Martha Vega Penaloza, 32, of 4306 Canal #3, suffered multiple stab wounds and died at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant D. Vasquez and Officer J. Selvera reported:

A witness entered the apartment at 4306 Canal and found Mrs. Penaloza lying on the floor about 10 p.m. HPD was contacted and officers responded to the scene.

On June 20, 2007, HPD Homicide investigators filed a murder charge against the suspect, Mario Luis Conrado.

Conrado was arrested on Tuesday (July2).

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