Richland Hills police say grandfather is sole suspect in stabbing death of 8-year-old

RICHLAND HILLS, Texas - Wednesday afternoon Richland Hills police held a news conference to address the death of Brenym McDonald, the 8-year-old st...

January 11, 2023
2:46 AM

RICHLAND HILLS, Texas - Wednesday afternoon Richland Hills police held a news conference to address the death of Brenym McDonald, the 8-year-old stabbed and killed in his grandfather's home on New Year's Day. Richland Hills police chief Kimberly Sylvester said the boy's grandfather, 62-year-old Phillip Hughes, the sole suspect in the killing. Police arrested Hughes on Sunday. His arrest was captured on a neighbor's doorbell camera by an officer who was on his way to the murder scene. READ MORE: New information released in stabbing death of North Texas 8-year-old Police also said the initial 911 call was from one of the boy's parents.

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