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Police Say Texas Man Stabbed Woman with Scissors, Planned to Kidnap Her to Mexico

Texas Man Accused of Stabbing Woman, Trying to Kidnap Her to Mexico
Source: Brazos County Sheriff’s Office; Unsplash

Francisco Celis allegedly stabbed his girlfriend in the neck, then kidnapped her and tried to flee to Mexico to kill her, officials said.

Apr. 6 2024, Published 12:02 p.m. ET

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Law enforcement officials in Texas say a man is accused of stabbing a woman in the neck and then trying to kidnap her to Mexico, where she believes he would have killed her.

Around 11 a.m. on March 29, a call came into police in College Station from a father in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. He told authorities that he had received disturbing text messages from his daughter asking him to call police for help, according to police reports obtained by KBTX-TV.

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Officers were able to track her phone to a CVS in College Station, where they found the woman and her captor, 21-year-old Francisco Celis.

Police said the woman’s neck and hand were injured.

The woman told police that Celis strangled her, used a pair of scissors to stab her in the neck and then threatened to kill her if she screamed, according to authorities.

He allegedly forced the woman into his vehicle and planned on taking her to Mexico, where she said she believed he would murder her, according to police.

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Officers found bloody scissors inside the vehicle, and when searching the victim’s residence, police said they also noted blood stains and evidence of a struggle. A handwritten goodbye or suicide note, which the woman said she was forced to write, was also taken into evidence, according to police.

Authorities said Celis and the woman were in a relationship for a little over a year, but mostly on a long-distance basis.

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Celis allegedly admitted to stabbing the victim and then bringing her to the CVS so she could get a bandage for her injury, according to police.

Celis was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated kidnapping with intent to inflict bodily injury, officials said.

He was booked into the Brazos County Detention Center and was being held on an $800,000 bond.


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