Lubbock Woman Stabbed to Death by Son

The Metropolitan Special crimes unit is investigating a homicide in Central Lubbock that left a woman dead.

Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 4500 block of 20th Street at 7:08 pm on August 10, 2023.

Upon arrival, officers observed 24-year-old Peter Martinelli in the driveway of the residence. Martinelli fled on foot and was taken into custody shortly after. Officers located Martinelli’s mother, 63-year-old Brigitte Curtis, in the back yard of the residence with serious injuries. EMS arrived and pronounced Curtis deceased at the scene.

Through the initial course of the investigation, it appears Martinelli attacked Curtis while she was in the front yard stabbing her multiple times.

Martinelli was arrested and charged with evading on foot. Detectives obtained a warrant for murder Friday morning that was served at the Lubbock County Detention Center.

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