Dr. Talat Jehan Khan, 52, was fatally stabbed at a picnic table outside her home in Conroe, Texas, on Saturday. The pediatrician was killed by a 24-year-old man who came out of nowhere, reported Fox News.
Dr. Khan was stabbed repeatedly by a man around 12:30 p.m., a witness said KHOU that the mother of two was sitting outside talking on the phone with her dog when the man “came out of nowhere” and attacked her in front of neighbors and children.
Matthew Amador said KPRC heard children’s screams and rushed outside with his sword and his phone.
“The perpetrator checked her pulse, which was really bad. I saw him checking her pulse and then he stabbed her three times. Then when I yelled ‘Hey,’ he turned around, looked at me and then ran,” Amador said. “I’ve never seen anything so evil in my life.”
According to police, the suspect, Miles Fridrich, fled on foot and was caught a few minutes later.
“This is an immeasurable loss for our family, completely unexpected,” said Khan’s niece Mahnoor Mangrio KHOU.
“She is a Muslim, strong in her faith, these are recognizable characteristics about her. She is extremely loving and friendly. She was my aunt…the best aunt.”
The motive for the murder is unclear. The Council on American-Islamic Relations in Houston said in a statement it was paying “very close attention” to the investigation.
“We are not sure at this time whether this was a hate crime, but given the tragic circumstances, we are following the investigation very closely,” the organization said in a statement. “We will continue to monitor the situation as we initiate our own investigation and continue established dialogue with law enforcement.”
Fridrich, 24, was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder.
Dr. Khan leaves behind a 14-year-old daughter and a 23-year-old son.
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