Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Stabbing at 2790 West T.C. Jester

November 25, 2013 - The fatal stabbing of a man at 2790 West T.C. Jester Boulevard about 11:15 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 23) will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.

The deceased male, Catarino Tovar, 56, of the above address, was pronounced dead at Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. McStravick and Senior Police Officer T. Andrade reported:

Tovar and his common-law wife got into an argument that escalated when Tovar assaulted her and grabbed a knife.  It appears he attempted to stab his wife when, during the struggle, he accidentally stabbed himself.  Paramedics were called and transported Tovar to the hospital.

JFC/VHS     11-25-13
Inc #147017513

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