A Houston accused of murdering his estranged wife was free on bond for allegedly assaulting the same woman, who reportedly told neighbors to watch out for him as she feared for her safety.
The Houston Chronicle reports that police responded to a 911 call Sunday about a fight at a home on Berrywood Bend in the Tomball area to find Michelle Bullock, 29, and a man installing cabinets in her home fatally stabbed. Hours later, Michelle’s estranged husband Brian Bullock, 34, turned himself in to police.
The suspect was out on a bail at the time of the alleged murders, following his arrest in June on misdemeanor assault charges after he allegedly pushed Michelle. The murdered woman had taken out a restraining order against Bullock in August, and reportedly warned neighbors to be on the lookout for him, according to Click2Houston.com.
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The second victim has been identified as 56-year-old Mark Keil. It is not known if he had a personal relationship with the suspect or the victim beyond his work remodeling the mobile home park where Michelle Bullock lived.
Click2Houston.com reports that Michelle Bullock had three children who were not at the home at the time of the slayings.
Investigators told the news outlet that Brian had stalked his estranged wife repeatedly.
The Houston Chronicle reports that Brian Bullock initially left the scene, but a short time later drove himself to a police station to report that he had been in a fight. Police then brought him to the scene of the crime to speak to investigators there, according to the report.
Law enforcement officials told Click2Houston.com that Brian Bullock has been charged with capital murder. The conditions of his custody are not yet known.
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