A man is accused of fatally stabbing his 8-year-old grandson. It has been reported that Phillip Hughes, 62, was arrested on Sunday by police officers from the Richland Hills Police Department.
Police responded to a report of a juvenile being stabbed on Sunday. His grandfather, Hughes, was found nearby and arrested, police claim. However, the boy was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the child was not provided by the officers.
“On Sunday, January 1, 2023, at about 7:50 am, the Richland Hills Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to a reported stabbing at a residence in the 3500 block of Labadie Drive in Richland Hills, TX,” police reported. “Neighboring police and fire agencies also responded to assist.”
The investigation is ongoing, but police do not believe anyone else is involved at this time. The motive for the incident was not immediately disclosed.
“The suspect, 62-year-old Phillip Hughes, who has been identified as the grandfather to the victim, was located near the residence by officers and taken into police custody without incident,” police reported. “The suspect was transported to the Joint Detention Center at North Richland Hills Police Department where he is being held for Capital Murder and awaiting arraignment.”
“The Richland Hills Police Department would like to express its condolences to those affected by this senseless tragedy and ask for continued prayers for everyone involved,” police stated.