‘I killed him’: EPPD says uncle had been drinking for days before Lower Valley stabbing


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The man accused of stabbing his nephew at a Lower Valley home had been drinking for days and admitted to the bloody attack, according to El Paso Police.

KTSM got hold of the complaint affidavit on Friday, shortly after police identified the suspect as Jose Luis Murillo, 67.

Murillo is accused of stabbing his nephew, identified as Adan Armando Garcia Murillo, 33.

Police said the incident happened around 6:45 a.m. Thursday at home in 9000 block of Padilla Drive.

According to the affidavit, the victim and his grandmother were asleep in their rooms when the suspect, intoxicated, began to bang on one of the doors.

Police said the victim got up and confronted the suspect, shouting “Stop it! We are sleeping!” Investigators said the suspect then attacked the victim with a folding knife, stabbing him in the neck, arm, and chest.

As of Friday afternoon, the victim remained in stable condition at Del Sol Medical Center, police said.

According to the affidavit, the suspect told the responding officers, “I killed him,” and showed them the weapon, telling them, “This is what I used to stab him.”

The suspect has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is being held on a $500,000 bond.

He has a hearing scheduled for Saturday morning, according to county records.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated throughout to reflect new information from police court documents

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