An illegal alien has been accused of spending 40 minutes in torturing and stabbing a beloved grandmother of six. Marco Cobos, 19-years-old, is an illegal alien from Mexico has been arrested and arraigned for the murder of 75-year-old Etta Nugent 13 times in Houston, Texas.
Cobos was living in a stolen truck in Nugent's neighborhood and he approached Nugent about helping him fix his truck. When she was unable to help, he forced his way into her house, found a knife and stabbed Nugent for the first time.
He stabbed Nugent 13 times over the next 40 minutes until she succumbed to her injuries.
Nugent attempted to escape, heading out the front door and making her way to her front porch, but Cobos heard her and pulled her back inside the house where he continuously stabbed her until she died, prosecutors said.
The illegal alien then stole $560 from Nugent’s purse and her car, fleeing the alleged murder to buy food and a battery for his broken down truck. Cobos then returned to the murder scene, prosecutors said, to eat and steal more of the woman’s things, including three of her credit cards.
The next day, when Nugent failed to visit her husband in the hospital or answer phone calls from relatives, her son arrived at her home to find her dead.
Nugent’s family and friends told the Houston Chronicle in a statement that they are “heartbroken and in absolute shock at the senseless tragedy that unfolded” this week.
“Etta was a kind, gentle and generous woman who lived her life with unwavering dedication to her faith, family, and friends,” the statement continued.