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Galveston crime: Sugar Land man Armando Batista arrested in stabbing death of 73-year-old Ukraine man while fishing

Houston, Texas (KTRK) – A Sugar Land man has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a 73-year-old man who was fishing in Galveston when he was killed.

Armando Batista, 39, has been charged with murder. At last examination, he was in Galveston County Jail being held on $250,000 bail.

According to police, on January 17 at about 5:40 p.m., Albert Titoff was hunting near Boddecker Road, on the eastern tip of the island, when he was stabbed to death.

When the officers arrived, they found Titov dead at the scene.

Batista was arrested on Wednesday.

T. Michael Connor said, “The word evil could not be more appropriate for this predator. When called upon to assist in apprehending this highly dangerous fugitive, we became absolutely resolute in placing Armando Batista in custody to answer these charges.” US Marshal for the Southern District of Texas.

Police said Titov and his family had recently moved to the region from Ukraine.

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