Authorities arrested a Houston man on Friday after they said he decapitated his own mother and stabbed his father numerous times after the elderly couple bailed him out of jail on assault charges.
Houston Chronicle reports that the parents of Kyriakos Savvas Georghiou, 27, bailed him out of jail after an arrest for assault charges. Authorities arrested Georghiou in June for punching his 76-year-old mother, Jane Georghiou, in the face. Houston police placed a protective order on Georghiou, but regardless, his parents posted $100,00 for his release and agreed to get their son psychological counseling.
On Friday, Georghiou decapitated his mother, then stabbed his father, Costas Georghiou, numerous times, according to police. The elder Georghiou managed to barely escape with his life. He ran to a neighbor’s house and asked them to call for help. The incident happened inside the family home at 12300 Westella, at around 5:30 p.m.
“The mother loved him. His dad loved him, I’m just in shock,” the suspect’s lawyer, Jeffrey Wilner, said.
When authorities arrived, they found paramedics taking care of the father, who has extensive knife wounds across his body. The suspect walked out of the home with knives in his hand, but surrendered without incident. According to court records, police then walked inside the home, where they found Jane Georghiou’s head “completely separated from her body.”
Assistant Houston Police Department Chief, Wendy Baimbridge, said that the suspect kept mostly mum while being transported to jail.
Apparently, the suspect has a history of violence against his mother that spans back for years. In 2014, authorities arrested him after he punched his mother in the face so hard that he broke two of her teeth. Earlier this year, his assault charge came after he repeated the 2014 incident and punched his mother in face while she sat in a car. The punched again knocked out a tooth.
Georghiou is behind bars without bond at the Harris County jail, on charges of murder and aggravated assault. His next court appearance is scheduled for Thursday.
[Feature Photo: Harris County Sheriff’s Office]