HOUSTON – A woman has been charged in the stabbing death of her boyfriend in Houston last month.
In a news release, Houston Police Department said Liliana Cervantes, 25, was arrested on Monday and charged with murder in the death of Nathan Freeman, 32. Police identified Cervantes as Freeman’s girlfriend.
Officers were called to an apartment near El Camino Real and Reseda Drive just before 9 p.m. on March 20. Once officers arrived, they found Freeman with a stab wound. Paramedics with the Houston Fire Department pronounced him dead at the scene.
Investigators told KHOU that they found two large, bloody knives in the sink in the kitchen.
Cervantes’ two children were reportedly home at the time of the incident, according to the news outlet.
ARRESTED: Liliana Cervantes, 25, is charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of a man at 16302 El Camino Real on March 20.
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) April 4, 2023
Cervantes allegedly told officers that she had attempted to stitch up Freeman’s wounds before she called 911, according to KHOU.
“She then got needle and thread and tried to stitch up the wound herself,” prosecutors said, according to the news outlet.
Investigators say Cervantes reportedly admitted that she and Freeman drank a lot of alcohol that evening. They had argued and she said she blacked out with one of her children by her. She claims she woke up again when Freeman sprayed some water on her but then blacked out for a second time, KHOU reported.
Cervantes claimed when she woke up again, she found Freeman standing by the front door. According to KHOU, he was covered in blood and had fallen to the floor. Cervantes said she went to get towels so her 4-year-old child wouldn’t see.