Update on Incident at 4601 Yellowstone
March 5, 2007 -- Charges have
been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal stabbing of
a woman at 4601 Yellowstone about 4:20 p.m. on January 29.
Rudolf Leon Smith (b/m, DOB 12-23-80) is charged
with murder in the 183rd State District Court for his role in
the stabbing death of Gelandra Yvonne Word, 31, of 3822 Faulkner.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant A. Semmelrock
and Officer C.T. Hufstedler reported:
HPD patrol officers were called to a motel room
at 4601 Yellowstone after the body of a female was discovered
with multiple stab wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
A follow-up investigation determined Smith was
involved in Ms. Word’s death. Smith was charged on February
21st in Word’s murder. Investigators learned he was already
in custody at the Harris County Jail for a separate crime.
Update JFC/GO 3-5-07
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