Twenty (20) year old Zein Ahmed has been charged with Murder in the stabbing death of Mary Ann Murphy. The victim’s sixteen (16) year old daughter has also been charged with Murder in connection with the victim’s death. Both are currently in custody; Ahmed is currently in the Harris County Jail with a $100,000 dollar bond out of the 232nd District Court, and the sixteen year old daughter is currently in the custody of the Harris County Juvenile Probation Office.
On Monday, July 16, 2012 at approximately 1:00 a.m., Deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call in the 8300 block of Poplar Ridge Lane in north Harris County. Upon arrival they found the victim, a 48 year old white female, deceased from multiple stab wounds. Deputies spoke with the victim’s 16 year old daughter who stated she and the victim were home in bed when two unidentified males forced entry into their residence and attacked the victim. The 16 year old was not injured during the attack and the suspects fled the residence on foot after the assault.