Friday, January 2, 2009

HPD: Man fatally stabbed over six pack of beer

Now how stupid is this. Killing a man over beer. But then again it is rude to take beer with you when you leave someones house.

A 59-year-old Houston man has been charged with fatally stabbing another man on New Year's Day during an argument over a six-pack of beer, police said.

Michael Cisneros is accused of killing Serapio Chavez, 39, of Houston.

According to investigators, Chavez and two of his friends were drinking beer at Cisneros' house in the 8000 block of Tuffly about 5:40 p.m. when Chavez told Cisneros he was leaving and decided to take a six-pack of beer Cisneros had purchased.

An argument escalated into a physical fight between the men, investigators said. Cisneros picked up a knife from the coffee table, stabbed Chavez in the chest and threw him out of the house, investigators said. A neighbor spotted Chavez on the grass and called 911.

Chavez died at Ben Taub General Hospital.

Patrol officers arrested Cisneros, who later gave a statement admitting his involvement in the incident, investigators said.

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