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Murder charges against suspect in stabbing death of 11-year-old Houston boy dismissed after alibi pans out

May 20, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Murder charges against suspect in stabbing death of 11-year-old Houston boy dismissed after alibi pans out

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Authorities in Houston are pleading for public assistance as they search for a killer who fatally stabbed 11-year-old Josue Flores to death as he walked home from school this week.

The news comes after charges against a man, who police first believed to be the suspect, was dismissed, The Houston Chronicle reported.

“The murderer is still on the loose at this point,” Houston homicide Lt. Robert Blain told reporters Friday during the shocking announcement of the dismissal of the charges.

Blain said Police now seek a black man with a tall, thin build, last seen wearing black pants and a black shirt, with a green jacket over his shoulders, which would have been covered in blood from the horrific slaying.

“We believe this was just a random act of someone attacking a child on a street,” added Blain.

Authorities dropped the murder charges against 31-year-old Che Lajuan Calhoun, who was initially arrested for the fatal assault.

According to Blain, investigators confirmed Calhoun’s alibi that he was in Pearland when the murder occurred.

The sixth grader was stabbed to death Tuesday afternoon on a street near his home in northwest Houston as he walked home from school.

Blain said Calhoun faces charges for a separate incident the day before involving an altercation at a Metro rail line a few blocks away. He escaped from police but dropped his identification.

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