A Texas man indicted for stabbing three Asian-Americans including two children at Sam’s Club, earlier this month assertedly revealed that he planned to kill the family.
A testimony stated that Jose Gomez, 19, entered the store on March 14 and stabbed a 2-year-old, 6-year-old, and another relative. A witness was stabbed in the leg and suffered injuries to his hands while helping a Sam’s Club representative restrain the suspect.
An off-duty Border Patrol Agent reportedly caught Gomez until Midland police arrived. While speaking to a responding officer, the teen purportedly confessed to stabbing the family and the observer.
It is reported that the case has been handed over to the FBI. Meanwhile, the incident marked as a hate crime.
The suspect intimated that he stabbed the family because he considered that the family was Chinese, and infecting people with the coronavirus.
Charges and Punishments
Gomez was charged with three counts of ventured capital murder and a single count of intensified assault with a deadly weapon.
Gomez remains jailed on a $1,000,000 bond. It’s not directly known whether his charges will be upgraded in light of the FBI’s involvement.