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Waco police say 25-year-old male suspect killed mother, stepfather

Posted at 12:05 AM, Mar 27, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-27 11:51:03-04

WACO, Texas — UPDATE: Waco police have since identified the suspect as 25-year-old Matias Maltos-Saucedo.

Matias Maltos-Saucedo, 25

Police said Saucedo is now being charged with Capital Murder after killing his mother, 59-year-old Felipa Martinez, and stepfather, 70-year-old Antonio Martinez.

This is the second murder investigation of 2023, but the first and second murders in 2023, Waco police confirmed in a statement.

An investigation into this incident remains active and ongoing.

ORIGINAL STORY: An unidentified man has been taken into custody Sunday after Waco police say he attacked two people and killed them.

Police said officers responded to an assault call around 7:15 p.m. and found a 59-year-old woman "unconscious covered in blood."

Officers also found a 70-year-old man's body in the 2100 block of Clay Ave.

The man police suspect of carrying out the deadly attack was taken into custody at the scene.

Police said the first responders tried saving the wounded woman, but her injuries were too severe. She later died at Hillcrest hospital.

Authorities have yet to release the names of the victim or the man suspected of killing them.