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Man indicted on capital murder in fatal Corpus Christi stabbing

The Corpus Christi Caller Times logo The Corpus Christi Caller Times 1/15/2021 Alexandria Rodriguez, Corpus Christi Caller Times
a person posing for the camera: Joseph Perez © Nueces County Jail Joseph Perez

A Nueces County grand jury indicted a 21-year-old man for capital murder for the stabbing death of a 42-year-old woman. 

In October, Corpus Christi police found 42-year-old Tanya Garza Brown with multiple stab wounds at the 200 block of North Port Avenue. 

She was taken to a nearby hospital, where she died from her injuries. 

The department's Criminal Investigation Division identified Joseph Perez as a suspect, and officers with the Gang Unit later took him into custody. 

On Thursday, a grand jury indicted Perez on capital murder by terror threat/other felony. In Texas, capital murder is punishable by life in prison without parole or the death penalty. 

Perez remained in Nueces County Jail on Friday. His bond is set at $1 million.

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