The Austin American-Statesman
HOUSTON — A 22-year-old man was charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of his roommate after an argument over the suspect's smelly feet, police said Monday.
William Antonio Serrano and his roommate were drinking Saturday night when the roommate told Serrano his feet had a foul odor, Houston police Sgt. Macario Sosa said. That insult allegedly led to Serrano grabbing a knife and stabbing his roommate several times, police said.
The victim, a 25- to 30-year-old man whose name has not been released, died at the scene.
Serrano was charged with murder and was being held Monday at Harris County Jail.
Jail records did not indicate whether he had a lawyer.
Sosa said the two men shared a 10-foot-by-10-foot bedroom they subleased from a married couple, who also live in the apartment. The woman who lived in the apartment was outside with her newborn baby when she looked inside the window to see one of the men with two knives in his hands, Sosa said.
"By the time she got inside, he was on top of the other man," Sosa said.
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Houston man fatally stabs roommate over smelly feet