4 stabbed at Texas home church service; suspect in custody

At least four people were stabbed at an in-home church service in Texas on Wednesday night, police said.

Police were called to the residence in Corpus Christi on Wednesday evening and found the pastor with a chest wound.

One of the victims, a 61-year-old man, died from his injuries.

Police said the church members had been gathering at the pastor's home every day as part of a 40-day pledge.

Hooper declined to identify the victims on Thursday, but the Nueces County medical examiner's office identified the man who died as Frank Castillo. Two other people received punctures to the hand and arm trying to stop the attacker. No other details were immediately released.


Jail records don't yet indicate whether Moreno has an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

Moreno has an "alcohol- and drug-related history" with police, authorities said.

He said it's not clear what led to the stabbing.

Police Lt. Jay Clement told the Corpus Christi Caller Times that the man has been a parishioner of the nondenominational church for a long time and that no one has any idea as to what would motivate him to attack.

"Everything was fine it was nice and quiet as soon as they got done singing the offender just jumped up and attacked him", Clement said.


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