MSN.com reports that a man has been arrested and charged in connection with a stabbing that took place in a church service. Corpus Christi police responded to a call reporting a stabbing during a Wednesday night church service taking place in a Corpus Christi home.
Almost a dozen people were in the home during the attack, and four victims were stabbed. Frank Castillo was one of the victims and later died at the hospital from his wounds.
Marco Antonio Moreno, 28, was arrested for suspected murder and charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is currently being held at Nueces County Jail on $1.4 million bond.
Another victim of the stabbing was in serious condition as of Thursday morning at the hospital. Two other victims, a 35-year-old and 40-year-old man, were stabbed in the hand and arm as they tried to get the attacker away from the pastor, says MSN.
When police arrived on the scene, they were directed inside where the four stabbing victims were discovered. The offender was identified by witnesses at the scene because he was in the house when police arrived. They also told police that the offender was one of the people present for the worship service.
No motive for the crime has been discovered.
Witnesses managed to take control of the knife from the offender and gave it to the police when they arrived.
According to court records, Moreno has previously been charged in six criminal cases for nonviolent misdemeanors, including drug possession and theft. He was also acquitted in an assault case in 2014, according to the Caller Times.
*Photo credit Nueces County Jail