Murder charge in stabbing of Chinese woman
and demented person,” the officer said. Prater is being held without bail in the Harris County Jail.
The victim’s husband was present at the HPD announcement but made a statement through Klementich that he wanted privacy, and he declined to speak with the media.
Council member Mike Laster made a statement of condolence to Teng’s family and praised the HPD for the quick arrest.
From left: Houston City Council member Mike Laster; Chuanjin Teng, husband of slaying victim Su-Jung Teng; Houston Police Detective Robert Klementich; and Detective Todd Colbert appear at a press conference in Houston on Tuesday announcing a capital murder charge in the case against suspect Cavalas Prater, seen in the photo on front of the lectern.