Man Allegedly Stabbed His Mother To Death After They Check Into Airbnb In Texas, Police Say

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Source: Bexar County Jail; UNSPLASH

Jun. 3 2022, Published 2:14 p.m. ET

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A man is accused of murdering his mother after the two checked into an Airbnb rental unit together in Texas, authorities said.

Fabian Andres Aranda Rodriguez, 31, allegedly stabbed Maritza Rodriguez, 68, early in the morning on May 30 at the San Antonio property, KSAT reported, citing an arrest warrant.

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According to the document, the homeowner said the mother and son arrived at the Airbnb at 8 p.m. on May 29.

Hours later, round 3:30 a.m., a woman called the homeowner to report she heard “screaming and arguing coming from somewhere in the home,” the affidavit states, noting police were not notified about the issue.

Shortly after 5 a.m., the woman again contacted the homeowner, this time via text, and reported that a man “had been rattling the doorknob to her room,” and the woman then phoned police, according to the affidavit.

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Responding officers spoke with the woman as well as Rodriguez, who claimed he “accidentally” went to her door.

The women left the property, and, arriving around 7 a.m., the homeowner asked Rodriguez to leave before discovering the body of the suspect’s mother, who had suffered multiple stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the affidavit, surveillance video obtained by police allegedly shows Rodriguez at 4:56 a.m. carrying bloody clothing and luggage, which was later recovered along with a knife from a trash can at the home.

Rodriguez was reportedly arrested at the airport in San Antonio on June 1 and taken into custody. Police charged him with murder and he was being held on a $250,000 bond.


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