The 27-year-old Houston man accused of decapitating his mother Friday was already out on bail for allegedly punching the 76-year-old in the face earlier this year, court records show.
Kyriakos Savvas Georghiou was charged with murder and aggravated assault following the west Houston knife attack that left his mother dead and his father wounded in the hospital.
The son allegedly stabbed his parents inside their 12300 Westella home sometime around 5:20 p.m.
By the time patrol officers rushed to the home in response to an assault call, they found paramedics treating the elderly man for multiple stab wounds. He was rushed to the hospital and taken to intensive care.
Meanwhile, the suspected assailant exited the home with two knives and quietly surrendered, police said Monday.
But once officers were finally able to get inside the house, they found the body of Jane Georghiou. The woman’s head was “completely separated from her body,” according to court records.
Kyriakos Georghiou “didn’t say a whole lot” as was taken into custody, Assistant Houston Police Department Chief Wendy Baimbridge told reporters.
He is currently being held in the county jail without bail, according to online records. He did not appear to have an attorney as of Monday morning.
The accused killer has a long arrest record in Harris County, including drug and robbery charges, one of which netted a three-year prison sentence in 2008.
Then in 2014, Georghiou was arrested for injury to elderly after he punched his mother in the face and broke two of her teeth.
“I beat your mother’s a** and I’m going to jail,” he said at the time, according to charging documents. Afterward, Georghiou took a plea bargain including three years of prison time, to run concurrently with another sentence.
But then earlier this year, he was arrested again – for exactly the same thing.
His mother was sitting in the passenger seat of her son’s car in early April when he allegedly reached over and punched her in the mouth, knocking out a tooth, she later told police.
Georghiou’s sister told responding officers that her brother didn’t have any mental health problems and had previously assaulted his mother – but the elderly woman hadn’t called police because she didn’t want her son arrested.
After police collared Georghiou last spring, he was released on $10,000 bail in September and banned from contact with his mother. He was still out on bail when police say he killed her.
Following the latest attack, his father requested an emergency protective order, court documents show.
Georghiou is due back in Harris County court Thursday.
Source: Chron News
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