Man accused of murdering girl attacked in jail

Robert Williams (left) is accused of attacking fellow inmate Melvin Alvarado (right)

August 16, 2010 12:16:19 PM PDT
A man charged with capital murder in the death of a 14-year-old girl was attacked in the Harris County jail. According to the sheriff's office, Melvin Alvarado was in a common area Thursday when fellow inmate Robert Williams attacked. Alvarado suffered minor injuries to his head before a guard pulled Williams away.

Alvarado is accused of robbing and killing Shatavia Anderson, and Williams claimed Anderson was his cousin. The jail doesn't know if the two are really related. Alvarado has been moved to another building.