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16 year old grandson charged in stabbing murder on Vickery

HCSO Deputies from the Crime Scene Unit gathered forensic evidence at the house on Vickery Road where a woman was fatally stabbed last Wednesday night.

ALDINE — Deputies have arrested a 16 year old grandson and charged him with stabbing his 64 year old grandmother to death in her home on Vickery Road, last Wednesday night, February 23rd. The victim was discovered by her husband, when he returned home from work about 6 pm in the evening.


The woman killed was identified as 64-year-old Delia Arriaga. Arriaga was a wife and a mother to 7 children, three biological and four stepchildren. She was a grandmother to 15 and a great-grandmother to three.

Authorities said about 5:55 p.m. Wednesday, Arriaga’s husband arrived at their home in the 13100 block of Vickery Road near Lauder Road, entered and found his wife stabbed repeatedly. Sources said the house appeared to be in disarray. The husband called 911 and tried to perform CPR, but couldn’t save her, police said. Authorities with the Harris County Emergency Corps arrived at the home to attempt CPR on Arriaga until she was pronounced dead.

Investigators have not revealed a motive for the stabbing and questioned family and neighbors. They said forensic evidence led them to the grandson as a suspect.

The front door of the Arriagas’ house was dusted for fingerprints, though investigators said it doesn’t appear that the killer forced their way inside. Therefore authorities believed Arriaga let her killer in because she knew the person.

Investigators turned to surveillance video from apartments across the street and at the gas station down the road. The cameras may have caught something, but the sheriff’s office hasn’t said if it has video of the killer. Deputies are asking anyone who lives around Vickery Road to check their cameras. If you find anything suspicious, investigators want to see it.

Anyone who has information or saw any suspicious activity is asked to call HCSO Homicide Dept. at 713-274-9100 or Crime Stoppers.

At this time, the teen is charged with murder and is referred to Harris County juvenile probation.