Stabbing on Vestal Street in Corpus Christi

Policemen went into the house and said they found two female stab victims. The victims were taken to a local hospital where one died.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – TO UPDATE

There is new information about a fatal sting on Valentine’s Day in Corpus Christi.

The victim has now been identified as 95-year-old Maria Diaz. She was stabbed to death in a house on Vestal Street near Gollihar and the Crosstown Expressway.

A 65-year-old woman was also stabbed and taken to the hospital. There is no word tonight about her condition.

Police say the suspect, 33-year-old Jonathan Avery, was arrested at the scene. He is charged with murder and aggravated assault with a lethal weapon.

At 1:18 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, Corpus Christi police were sent to Vestal’s 4,500 block to receive a medic call that was later upgraded to a possible stab.

The officers went inside and said they found two female stab victims. The victims were taken to a local hospital where one died.

Police say this was not an accidental act of violence and there are no outstanding suspects.

This is still an active investigation and no further details are expected to be released at this time. If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Department at 361-886-2840.

Anyone who wants to keep their identity secret and still want to provide Detectives with information should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or get the tip online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C= submit & T =.

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