Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Stabbing at 1211 Elberta Street

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the stabbing of a woman at 1211 Elberta Street about 4:05 a.m. on Wednesday (November 1).

The suspect, Michael Simpson, 58, is charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 177th State District Court. A booking photo of Simpson, who is hospitalized, is not available for release at this time.

The identity of the victim, 49, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants M. Burrow and R. Watson reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a disturbance call at a residence at the above address and were informed Simpson was stabbing the victim, his wife. Officers located the victim unresponsive inside the residence. They also found the suspect suffering from severe self-inflicted injuries.

Houston Fire Department paramedics pronounced the victim deceased at the scene and transported Simpson to an area hospital, where he remains in police custody.

After consulting with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Simpson was charged for his role in the incident.

SOA/VHS   11-2-23
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