HARRIS COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Benjamin Elliott, the 17-year-old Katy, Texas teen, accused of stabbing his twin sister to death in west Harris County, claims he woke up to find himself on top of Meghan Elliott, with a knife plunged into her neck.
Benjamin Elliott is charged with murder after he was found by deputies early Wednesday morning in a bedroom of a home performing CPR on his sister, Meghan Elliott.
According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Meghan Elliott had several stab wounds to her neck. The deadly incident occurred in the 4100 block of Brown Meadow Court in Katy.
Benjamin Elliott claims he woke up between 2:30 a.m. and 3 a.m. and was in his sister’s bedroom with a knife in her neck and realized he wasn’t dreaming. He removed the knife and sat it beside her before calling 911, according to claims made in court, reports 13wmaz.
Meghan Elliott was pronounced dead at the scene of stab wound injuries.
The 911 operator instructed Benjamin to perform CPR, which he was in the process of doing when deputies arrived at the home, according to Gonzalez.
Moments after the initial call, the twins’ parents woke up and could be heard screaming, according to court records.
Bond was set at $100,000 on the murder charge against Benjamin. In court Thursday morning, attorneys said Benjamin has never suffered from any sleep disorders and had not taken any drugs or alcohol.
He remained in custody Thursday morning at the Harris County Jail.
The siblings attended Cypress Park High School, according to neighbors.
Geo quick facts: Harris County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas, located in the southeastern part of the state near Galveston Bay. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,092,459, making it the most populous county in Texas and the third most populous county in the United States – Wikipedia.