Man charged with murder in fatal stabbing of family member

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Eric Andrew Martinez
Eric Andrew Martinez, 23, is charged with murder

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) -- A man has been charged with murder after police say he fatally stabbed a family member in southeast Houston last Sunday afternoon.

Police say Eric Andrew Martinez, 23, and a male relative started arguing in the front yard of a home at 3104 Garrow at about 1:40pm.

The two eventually got into a physical altercation, in which Martinez allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed the family member.

The victim was transported to Ben Taub Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police have not yet released the 26-year-old's identity.

Martinez fled the scene, but later returned and was taken into custody without incident.