Mexican citizen, 19, & stabs a grandmother, 75, to death because she couldn't help him repair his broken truck, then steals her money to buy food and a new car battery & # 39;
- Marco Cobos, 19, has been charged with murdering the death of Etta Nugent, 75, in Houston
- Police say Cobos admitted that he had killed Nugent on Sunday night because the woman would not help him with his broken truck
- He would then have stolen $ 560 from her, get a new battery for the truck and some food and return to the crime scene to eat
- Cobos left the next day, before the police were called by the son of Nugent, but came back later and was arrested
- Prosecutor said in court that Nugent tried to escape once he was stabbed in the chest, but Cobos got more knives and stabbed her again
- The sewing snail of Nugent recovered from an illness in a nursing home; the couple has three children and six grandchildren
A 19-year-old man was arrested on charges of murder in Texas after police said he stabbed a 75-year-old woman for refusing to help him repair his broken truck.
Marco Cobos, a Mexican citizen living in Houston, was arrested Monday night in the death of Etta Nugent after returning to the scene of the crime.
Cobos lived in the 8100 block of Neff Street for at least two days in a stolen truck at Nugent's house in the run-up to the deadly home invasion.
Marco Cobos, 19 (left), is accused of murder in the stabbing of Etta Nugent, 75 (right), in Houston, Sunday evening
Nugent's son arrived Monday afternoon at his mother's house in the 8100 block of Neff Street and discovered her lifeless body
Upon being interrogated by the police, Cobos would have told them that his vehicle had broken and he asked Nugent to give him a hand on Sunday.
When the homeowner refused, referring to her age, the police say that Nugent invaded her home somewhere after 7 p.m. and stabbed her several times.
Cobos is said to have stolen $ 560 from the house, stepped into Nugent's Honda Accord, and drove to a store to buy a new car battery and some food, which he returned to the blood-flooded home to food, KTRK reported.
The 19-year-old murder suspect was in the home for a few hours and allegedly used the victim's credit card to pay for his telephone bill.
By the time Nugent's son arrived at the house and found his mother's lifeless body on Monday around 1:30 PM, Cobos had fled her Honda.
Hours later, when police detectives summoned by the son conducted an investigation, Cobos returned to the area in the victim's stolen car and was arrested, reported Chron.com.
Cobos, who is of Mexican nationality, appeared in court on Tuesday and was ordered without charge of murder
At Cobos' first trial on Tuesday, a prosecutor said the defendant had told the police how he initially stabbed the older woman in the chest, but that she did not die immediately, so he went to the kitchen to get more knives to search.
Nugent made a desperate attempt to escape through the front door, but the prosecutors said that Cobos heard noises at the door, seized Nugent and stabbed her again, killing her.
A judge ordered the 19-year-old murder suspect to be left without a bond.
Nugent was a retired parish secretary at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church and had spent the past 50 years in the St. Francis de Sales Church across the street at her home.
She had spent the majority of May alone at home, while her husband was cured of a medical intervention in a nursing home.
Nugent would visit him on Monday, but when she did not show up, the couple's son was alerted and went to their house to check his mother, just to find her.
The old neighbor of the Sharon Shanahan couple described Nugent as a & # 39; gentle soul & # 39; and a & # 39; good Christian woman. & # 39;
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