Man and Victim's Daughter Charged in Woman's Death

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

HOUSTON - A 16-year-old girl who told investigators two men broke into their home and killed her mother has now been charged in the deadly attack of a Houston area woman.

A Thursday statement from the Harris County Sheriff's Office said the girl and a 20-year-old man identified as Zein Ahmed have been charged with murder in the stabbing death of Mary Ann Murphy.

Officials did not immediately say what relationship Ahmed might have with the girl and or/the mother.

Ahmed is being held in the Harris County Jail. His bond is $100,000. An attorney for him was not listed in online records.

Murphy's daughter is in juvenile probation office custody.

Deputies responding to a 911 call around 1 a.m. Monday said they found a 48-year-old woman dead from multiple stab wounds.


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