Suspect charged in fatal stabbing
Published 11:41 am, Monday, February 11, 2013
A suspect has been accused in Saturday's fatal stabbing of a 59-year-old man at an apartment in southeast Houston.
Police said Moses went to the second-floor apartment where Rankins had been staying. He knocked on the door and Rankins answered it. He was carrying a shotgun.
Police said Moses crawled from the porch of the apartment onto an adjacent balcony. But Rankins dashed to the sliding glass door that led to the balcony and confronted Moses.
Moses smashed the glass door, police said. When Rankins tried to stop him from coming inside the apartment, Moses stabbed him.
Police said Rankins collapsed on the balcony and Moses stabbed him some more.
Rankins died at the scene. Police officers arrested Moses as he left the apartment.