A man who allegedly confessed to killing a 14-year-old boy by stabbing him in southwest Houston on Monday has been arrested by the police.
Christopher Bert Taylor of Houston was arrested on Wednesday. According to online court records, no attorney has been listed for him. On Thursday, he was being held on a charge of murder, and a bond of $50,000 has been set.
The victim, Joseph Aguirre-Flores, was stabbed by Taylor on Monday in southwest Houston, after which he ran to a street where he collapsed and died, as reported by KTAR. The collapsed boy was found in the middle of the street by Chanz Larry, who was returning home from the grocery store.
“I was holding him, ‘Come on, man. Keep breathing. You’re doing so good. You’re doing so good. Are you hurt? You okay? You okay?'” Larry said while demonstrating the way he had knelt and took the boy’s head over the ground.
No possible motive has been released by the police. It is not clear whether the boy and Taylor knew each other.
According to reports from witnesses, a scream was heard, following which, the boy could be spotted running. After Aguirre-Flores was stabbed, he was struggling to survive. Taylor, who has a long rap sheet (a DWI and five convictions for drug possession and four theft cases, among them), is being considered the only suspect in the incident, as reported by ABC 13.
“He’s … old. 50’s. He’s lived. That kid was 14, you know. He didn’t get a chance to live,” Larry said. “Although I didn’t know him, I feel like I knew him at one of the most important and critical times of his life.”