Houston Police Department
UPDATE: Suspect Charged in Fatal Stabbing at 3766 Tanglewilde

July 7, 2014 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal stabbing of a woman at 3766 Tanglewilde #2 about 6:10 p.m. on July 2.

The suspect, Russell Neal (b/m, 40), is charged with murder in the 232nd State District Court.  A photo of Neal is attached to this news release.

The victim, Catherine Martinez, 24, of the above address, suffered multiple stab wounds and apparent blunt force trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Rhoads and Officer R. Ridel reported:

At about 6:10 p.m., suspect Neal entered a Harris County Sheriff's Office station and stated his wife was deceased at their residence.  

Houston Fire Department EMS crews responded to the above address and found Ms. Martinez deceased.

Neal was taken into custody without incident.

Russell Neal
Russell Neal
Update JFC 7-7-14
KJS/JKS 7-3-14
Inc. #082839114

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