Richard Engelbrink, 80, was charged with the murder of his wife after someone reported seeing him in the bathroom washing the blood from his hands.
An elderly man in Texas was arrested in connection with the murder of his wife after police said he was found in the bathroom of a local bank trying to wash the blood from his hands.
Richard Engelbrink was arrested at a Chase bank in Houston on Thursday afternoon, shortly after his wife Alice was found wounded and covered in blood outside his home on Faust Lane.
According to ABC 13, police received several calls to 911 around noon on Thursday from concerned residents in the area. Witnesses said after the incident that they saw 80-year-old Engelbrink running door-to-door looking for help.
The output reports that blood was found on several stamps.
A construction worker in the area told ABC that he saw Engelbrink flee from one neighbor's house to another. The worker said minutes later that Engelbrinks' wife left the house of the couple screaming for help. He said he was covered with so much blood that it was difficult to recognize her.
"She was saying:" Help, help, help! "Said the construction worker. & # 39; Blood everywhere & # 39;
The worker said he called 911, but at that time Engelbrink was nowhere to be found.
Police were called to the couple's home in Houston after Engelbrink's wife, Alice, came out of the house covered in blood and screamed for help. She died in the hospital
Alice, a successful CPA in the area, was quickly taken to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital where she died later, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Prosecutors said during a hearing on Friday that a neighbor had let Engelbrink into his home.
& # 39; The defendant came to his house covered in blood. The witness said that the defendant began to wash his hands in the bathroom, at which point he started calling 911 and left the residence, "said the prosecutor.
Engelbrink was later found in the bathroom of a Chase bank a mile from the house. Police said they investigated and discovered that he had a bloody gun on him.
Neighbors said that after the incident, Engelbrink ran door to door looking for help. Blood was found in the doorbell of several neighbors
Engelbrink was arrested on a Chase bank after he was seen in the bathroom washing blood
Engelbrink was arrested and has been charged with murder.
He did not appear in court for medical reasons, ABC reports, but his charges were read. The authorities have not said why they believe Engelbrink allegedly murdered his wife.
A forensic doctor is determining how Alice died. The court documents say that it was a forceful force trauma.
Linus Lee, who lives two houses below, told ABC he was shocked by the murder. He described Engelbrink as a good man and said that the couple had lived in the home for more than 20 years.
They recently moved into the house after it was renovated after Hurricane Harvey.