HOUSTON (TCD) -- A 58-year-old father faces charges after he allegedly killed his 49-year-old wife and then tried to take his own life this week.
On Wednesday, Nov. 1, shortly after 4 a.m., the Houston Police Department responded to a disturbance call at 1211 Elberta St., where they learned Michael Simpson allegedly stabbed his wife. Officers at the scene found the unresponsive victim as well as Simpson suffering from "severe self-inflicted injuries."
Houston Fire Department paramedics declared the victim deceased at the scene. Simpson was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, though he is in police custody there.
Houston Police Lt. Ronald Willkens told KRIV-TV, "The call came in initially as we believe the mother, the wife, called in stating that her husband was having a major crisis, was running around with a knife, thinking about suicidal thoughts."
Police didn't hear anything from the front door and reportedly went around the back, where they noticed an 8-year-old girl running out of a bedroom toward the front door. Police then went back to the front door and made entry, KRIV reports.
Willkens said the girl told police, "Daddy's stabbing Mommy."
The young girl was unharmed.
Michael Simpson faces charges of murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The victim reportedly worked for Lydon B. Johnson Hospital as a social worker, according to KRIV.