January 16, 2019
Evan Lyndell Parker.
Once again, the authorities are scratching their heads over a possible motive.
I guess “he did it because he’s descended from violent cannibals” still isn’t considered an adequate reason, even though it explains just about everything.
The man accused of fatally stabbing his supervisor and critically injuring another worker in Waller County on Wednesday was taken into custody after a 15-minutes standoff today, authorities say.
Evan Lyndell Parker, 34, is accused of killing 64-year-old Harry Parnell and critically injuring 36-year-old Jose Rangel. They all worked at a manufacturing business, Orizon Industries, according to the Waller County Sheriff’s Office.
He was charged with murder and aggravated assault in connection with the stabbings, Waller County Sheriff Glenn Smith said, adding that investigators had just started to interview him on Thursday afternoon.
Smith said multiple people witnessed Parker stab both men around 7:50 p.m. Wednesday at the Orizon Industries building on FM 362 and Wilson Road, north of Brookshire. He said Rangel was part of a group of people who tried to intervene in a dispute between Parker and Parnell.
Despite having multiple witnesses, he said one element of the crime remains a mystery.
“We have not found a proper motive yet,” Smith said. “We don’t have anyone telling us [the victims] have had problems before.”