A former Marine has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of an 11-year-old Houston boy who was attacked while walking home from school last month, NBC News reported.
Andre Timothy Jackson Jr., 27, was charged with murder Friday following his arrest at a Salvation Army where he was living, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said. Jackson was discharged from the Marine Corps in 2011.
On May 17, witnesses heard loud screaming and saw a man and the boy, identified as sixth-grader Josue Flores, struggle before Flores collapsed. The boy died from multiple stab wounds.
Another man was originally arrested and charged with murder, but was later released when his alibi checked out. Surveillance video released by police led to a tip of another video, which led investigators to Jackson. He was being held on a $100,000 bond at the Harris County Jail.