Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Stabbing at 308 East Tidwell Road

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal stabbing of a man and a woman found at 308 East Tidwell Road about 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 12).

The suspect, Nickie Costello (w/m, 35), is charged with capital murder in the 177th State District Court.  Costello remains hospitalized for injuries sustained in the incident.  A 2019 booking photo of Costello is attached to this news release.

He is accused in the killing of his parents, David Morgan, 50, and Juanita Costello, 56.

HPD Homicide Division Officers H. Horne and C. Bowling reported:

Officers responded to a stabbing call at the residence at the above address and observed an open door.  A man and a woman were found unresponsive inside the residence.  Both had suffered multiple stab wounds and were pronounced deceased.

A witness provided information and detectives eventually learned that the suspect (Costello) fled the scene in a vehicle, crashed the vehicle and was detained.  Costello was transported to a hospital and is expected to survive his injuries.

Charges were subsequently filed on Costello for the deaths of his mother and father.


Nickie Costello  (2019)



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