Man charged in nephew’s fatal stabbing

Man charged in nephew’s fatal stabbing

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    Family disturbance turns into deadly stabbing

    Wednesday, January 16 2013 7:18 PM EST2013-01-17 00:18:32 GMT
    Travis County Sheriff's deputies say a family violence incident in northwest Travis County turned into a fatal stabbing Wednesday morning.
    Travis County Sheriff's deputies say a family violence incident in northwest Travis County turned into a fatal stabbing Wednesday morning.

The Travis County Sheriff's Office has charged a man with murder after they say he stabbed his nephew to death.

The incident happened at a residence in the 2000 block of Big Sandy Drive.

Officials say around 10 a.m. 47-year-old Reggie Tyrone Horton got into an argument with his nephew, James Michael Prestage, over leaving the water hose on overnight to water the horses.

Prestage punched Horton in the head with his fist. Horton then picked up a bicycle rim and struck Prestage with it. The two stopped fighting when Prestage walked into his bedroom.

Horton grabbed a butcher knife and headed towards Prestage's room. When he exited Horton stabbed him.

Prestage was transported by STARFlight to a Round Rock Hospital, where he later passed away.

Horton was charged with murder, a first degree felony.

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