Teen Arrested After Body Found in Motel Bathtub

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HOUSTON (AP) — Police say the body of a man who was beaten, choked and stabbed was found in a Houston motel bathtub and a 17-year-old man has been arrested in his death.

Houston police say in a news release that the 35-year-old victim was killed early Tuesday at the Tropical Motel. The suspect left the motel shortly after, driving the victim’s car, and was stopped for a traffic violation. Police say the suspect’s clothes were bloody and that he has confessed in the killing.

Police say the teen and the man had been arguing in the room. A motel cleaner found the victim’s body.

Houston City Jail records show the suspect is being held without bond Wednesday pending formal charges.

The victim’s identity has not been released.

(Copyright 2014, The Associated Press, All rights reserved.)

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