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Cable man accused of stabbing 83-year-old woman to death in her Texas home

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Posted at 8:22 AM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 11:25:05-05

IRVING, Texas – A cable man is accused of stabbing an 83-year-old woman to death in her Texas home.

Officers with the Irving Police Department found the woman, Betty Thomas, dead in her home at about 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12.

“Upon arrival, officers discovered 83-year-old Betty Thomas deceased from multiple stab wounds,” said Media Relations Officer Robert Reeves.

The next day, police say they arrested 43-year-old Roy James Holden Jr. in Mesquite, Texas, and charged him with capital murder in connection with Thomas’ death.

“We do know that the suspect worked for a utility service provider and that is how he knew Miss Thomas,” said Reeves.

Holden worked as a cable installer for Spectrum, but he was off duty at the time of the crime and has since been terminated, WTVT reports.

In a statement obtained by WTVT, Spectrum said its thoughts are with the victim’s loved ones and they’re working with police as they conduct their investigation.

Officers say the motive for the murder remains unclear and the investigation into the crime is ongoing.

Anybody with information regarding this case is asked to contact Irving police at 972-273-1010.