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Suspect Sought in Fatal Stabbing at 1308 Clay #216

July 13, 2010 - Houston police are asking for the public's help in locating a suspect wanted in the fatal stabbing of a man at 1308 Clay #216 about 2:30 p.m. on August 13, 2009.

Larry Earl Britt II (b/m, DOB: 8-13-84) is charged with murder in the 182nd State District Court. He is described as a black male, with a brown complexion and is clean shaven. Britt is about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing between 160 and 170 pounds and was last seen wearing a white sleeveless shirt, long brown shorts and a backpack. Photos of Britt are attached to this news release.

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The victim, James Murrell, 38, of Houston, suffered multiple stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R.A. Odom and Senior Police Officer J.L. Coffelt reported:

An employee of the Athens Hotel found the manager of the hotel deceased in one of the rooms. Officers responded to the location and found the victim had been stabbed several times. Evidence from the scene determined a struggle had occurred in the room and at least one other person was present when the victim was killed. A witness stated he saw an unknown male suspect yell up at a second floor window of the hotel, throw a brick through the window and then run southbound on Caroline Street.

Further information was obtained that identified Larry Earl Britt II as a suspect in this case. He is homeless and is known to sometimes stay in homeless shelters in or near downtown Houston.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Britt is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

VHS/KJS 7-13-10
VHS/JFC 8-14-09
Inc. #118669509

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

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