Murder suspect, victim named from Abilene weekend stabbing

Man charged with weekend stabbing death

ABILENE, Texas - Police have released the names of the murder suspect and victim who died from a stabbing early Sunday morning at The Grove Apartments on Judge Ely Boulevard.

D'Angelo Bell, 18, of Abilene, was arrested on three charges – including first-degree felony capital murder – around 10:15 p.m. Sunday after receiving treatment at Hendrick Medical Center for injuries he sustained during the incident.

In addition to the capital murder charge, Bell has been charged with second-degree felony aggravated assault and third-degree felony assault of a public servant.

According to police, Bell broke the window of the police car transporting him, injuring the officer who was driving. Bell is being held at the Taylor County Jail on bonds totaling $290,000. Police have asked the media not to release his mugshot at this time.

Meanwhile, police have identified the victim who died after sustaining stab wounds to his upper body. Kaleb Cory, 19, was pronounced dead at 6:05 a.m. Sunday and was transported to the Tarrant County Medical Center for an autopsy.

If you would like to help his family with expenses, you can do so by CLICKING HERE or there is also an account set up under his mother's name, Kristy Cory, at Abilene Teacher's Federal Credit Union.

A second victim, not identified by police, was treated at Hendrick Medical Center and released.

During a press conference at the Law Enforcement Center, Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge said the individuals involved have been questioned – and there is a possibility of more charges being filed against others who may have been involved.

According to police, a call was received around 2 a.m. Sunday regarding a disturbance at The Grove apartments. A fight reportedly broke out at the complex – and Cory confronted Bell for allegedly stealing belongings from Cory's apartment. Police say Cory was subsequently stabbed and later died.

According to police, alcohol and possible drugs were factors in the incident.

Police are continuing to investigate the crime at this time.

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