Che Calhoun, the Houston man initially accused of stabbing to death an 11 year old Houston child, has had those charges dropped..
According to a statement released by the Houston Police Department, all criminal charges have been dropped against the 31-year-old man who’d been accused in the deadly stabbing of Josue Flores, an 11-year-old sixth-grader who died on Tuesday, May 17.
According to KTRK, Calhoun was cleared earlier today, following interviews with eyewitnesses that provided physical evidence, which aided in eliminating Calhoun as a suspect.
On Wednesday afternoon, May 18, Calhoun was charged with Flores’ murder but detectives say they’ve since uncovered proof that the accused was actually in Pearland, Texas, at the time of the slaying. While there appeared to be sufficient probable cause for Calhoun’s arrest, The Houston Police statement claims that the “defendant has provided an alibi to HPD that has been verified.”
— Houston News (@abc13houston) May 20, 2016
In case you missed it, the preteen was stabbed to death as he walked home from school Tuesday afternoon. The motivation behind the attack, which has since been dubbed “unprovoked” – is still unclear. At this time, it doesn’t appear that Flores was carrying any valuables of that he knew his attacker. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of his killer.
In the meantime, Calhoun will remain in custody where he is being held on assault as well as evading arrest charges — stemming from an incident the night before. The accused allegedly got into a scuffle just blocks from where the knife attack unfolded.