Man charged in murder at 16038 2nd Street

Date of Occurance: 7/20/2015 2:40:00 AM
Type of Case: Murder
Case #: 15-111038
Location: 16038 2nd Street
Complainant: Lionel Jaimes, H/M, 24
Suspect/Defendant: Arturo Mirafuentes, H/M, 29
Notification of Next of Kin: Yes
Person Notified: Mother and Father
Date and Time: 7/20/2015 1:13:00 PM
Approved for Release: R. Spurgeon
Title Sergeant
Details On Monday, July 20, 2015, at approximately 3:40 A.M., Arturo Mirafuentes arrived at Lionel Jaimes’ residence, located at 16038 2nd Street.  Mirafuentes was upset about Mr. Jaimes dating his ex-wife and wanted to talk with his ex-wife who was at Jaimes’ residence.  When Mirafuentes’ wife refused to exit the residence and talk with him, Mr. Mirafuentes kicked the front door open.  Mr. Jaimes was on the telephone with the 911 Dispatcher requesting police when Mr. Mirafuentes entered the residence.Once Mr. Mirafuentes entered the residence, he and Mr. Jaimes began fighting.  Mr. Mirafuentes grabbed a kitchen knife from the counter and used it to stab Jaimes multiple times.  Mr. Mirafuentes’s ex-wife went to the children’s room and escaped the residence through a window with the children.  Mr. Mirafuentes fled the scene on foot. Mr. Jaimes succumbed to his injuries and died at the scene.

While Harris County Sheriff’s Investigators were investigating the offense, Mirafuentes’ ex-wife received a telephone call from a friend, who said she saw Mirafuentes walking on Freeport Street.  Deputies were dispatched to Freeport Street and Alderson where Mirafuentes was last seen.  Patrol deputies located Mirafuentes entering a nearby apartment complex and detained him.

Mr. Mirafuentes was transported to the Homicide Office where he later confessed to the murder of Lionel Jaimes.   Arturo Mirafuentes is currently in the Harris County Jail awaiting arraignment.

UPDATE ***************************** UPDATE **********************************

Arturo Mirafuentes was charged with Capital Murder.  Mirafuentes’ case has been assigned to the 182nd District Court and he is being held without bond.

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