Man killed in New Year's fight over beer

January 2, 2009 2:29:25 PM PST
A Houston man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of a friend on New Year's Day.[SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Police say Serapio Chavez, 39, and two of his friends were at Michael Cisneros' house at at 8001 Tuffly on January 1 drinking beer. Chavez reportedly told Cisneros he was leaving and decided to take a six-pack of beer Cisneros had purchased.

Both men then got into a physical fight inside the residence and, at some point during the fight, Cisneros allegedly picked up a knife from the coffee table and stabbed Chavez. Both men continued to fight and Cisneros threw Chavez out of the residence. A neighbor then called HFD emergency personnel when he saw Chavez on the grass.

Patrol officers responded to the scene and took Cisneros, 59, into custody. He later provided a statement regarding his involvement in the incident.

Chavez suffered a stab wound to the chest and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Cisneros has been charged with murder in the 228th State District Court.

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