POLICE Department

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Stabbing at 3700 Lazywood

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal stabbing of a man at 3700 Lazywood about 11:25 p.m. on Monday (March 5).  

The suspect, Maria Martinez (H/f, 31), is charged with murder in the 178th State District Court.  

The identity of the male victim, 26, is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Horn and Detective T. Jackson reported:  

Martinez and her common-law husband were driving in their vehicle near the above address when they got into an argument.  Martinez stabbed her husband in the chest.  He was transported by HFD paramedics to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  

Martinez was detained and subsequently charged for her role in her husband's death.  

Maria Martinez
 Maria Martinez

VHS/JFC  3-7-18
Inc. #028401318

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