According to papers from the Harris County District Court, a Houston man was detained on Tuesday and charged with murder concerning the stabbing death of his female roommate on New Year’s Eve.
According to a probable cause document, Houston resident Derrion Mitchell, 19, is suspected of killing Adrienne Russell during a dispute that might have involved a dog.
According to the complaint, Russell, 45, was discovered Saturday in the backyard of a house in the 12000 block of Flushing Meadows Drive in the Scarsdale neighborhood with multiple stab wounds. At the scene, she was pronounced deceased.
According to the affidavit, Russell shared a house with two housemates, one of whom called the police to report discovering her dead.
The roommate called the police at first, saying he thought Mitchell, who had been residing at the residence for about three weeks, had killed Russell while the roommate was out running errands and that the two had been fighting over how Mitchell should handle his new dog.
However, the roommate called the police once more on Monday and claimed that he had been present when Mitchell and Russell got into a dispute and that he then chased after Mitchell and stabbed her with a huge kitchen knife as she tried to flee through the backyard.
According to court documents, Mitchell was held at the Harris County Jail on Tuesday night. He didn’t have a designated defense attorney, and his bond hadn’t been set.
Mitchell was due to show up at two hearings: a preliminary hearing on Wednesday morning and a probable cause hearing on Tuesday evening. Mitchell’s bond was requested to be set at $250,000. According to court documents, a magistrate judge ordered Mitchell to receive a mental health evaluation on Tuesday afternoon.
According to court records, Mitchell has no other visible criminal history in Harris County.