Houston Allen Morris has been charged with the murder of a thirteen year old boy. According to police reports Houston Allen Morris was living with the boy, Isaac Hoff, and the boy’s mother when an argument broke out which ended with Morris stabbing Isaac in the chest killing the thirteen year old. Houston Allen Morris who was not allowed to be in the home due to protection orders filed by Isaac Hoff’s mother had been staying with the two for the last couple of weeks.
According to early reports Isaac Hoff mother and Houston Allen Morris was in an argument when Morris began striking the woman. The woman grabbed a knife to protect herself however Houston Allen Morris would end up with the knife and attempted to stab the woman, missed, and struck Isaac Hoff in the chest. Houston Allen Morris would be arrested and has been charged with murder.
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An Olivia man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of a 13-year-old boy.
Houston Allen Morris, 38, is facing two second-degree murder charges and one attempted murder charge in connection to the death of Isaac Hoff.
Hoff died last week after being stabbed in the chest.
Court documents say Morris was in a romantic relationship with Hoff’s mother, who received an order of protection against him on March 1. Despite the order, Morris was living with her and her son for the last two weeks.
According to the criminal complaint, Morris started assaulting Hoff’s mother early Thursday morning when she grabbed a knife for protection.
Hoff was standing behind her when Morris allegedly grabbed the knife, drove it towards her and missed, fatally striking the teen instead.
Morris’ bail is set at $500,000 with no conditions and $350,000 with conditions.
His next court date has been set for April 25. If convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison.
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A 38-year-old Olivia man with a history of domestic assault is accused of fatally stabbing a 13-year-old boy while assaulting the victim’s mother Thursday morning.
According to court documents filed in Renville County, Houston Allen Morris faces two second-degree murder charges and one attempted murder charge in connection to the incident.
The complaint says law enforcement were dispatched at 5:49 a.m. to an apartment in Olivia on the 800 block of East Lincoln Avenue. Officers were responding to the report of a domestic in progress, with a victim reporting he had been stabbed in the chest with a knife
When law enforcement arrived, they found the 13-year-old suffering from life-threatening injuries. He was taken to the hospital where he later died. A second victim, his mother, had lacerations to her head and right finger, as well as other cut wounds and bite marks. She was taken to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The surviving victim told authorities that Morris and her had been in a romantic relationship for about a year and had been living together for the past two weeks. She said Morris and her were arguing in the bedroom when he began assaulting her, the complaint said.
The boy woke up during the argument and called 911.
According to the complaint, the mother grabbed a nearby knife for protection, but Morris took the knife and began advancing toward her with it. They then began struggling over the knife, causing injuries to the mother’s hand.
As the two struggled over the knife, the boy was standing behind his mother. Morris then allegedly drove the knife towards the mother, but missed her and stabbed the boy in the chest cavity, the complaint said.
Authorities say the mother previously filed for and received an Order of Protection against Morris on March 1 for both her and the boy. In the affidavit, she said Morris physically assaulted her multiple times and threatened to kill her and her son.
Houston Allen Morris has a past criminal conviction for domestic assault. If convicted on the murder charges, Morris could face up to 40 years in prison.