An 8-year-old boy was fatally stabbed by his grandfather at a Texas home on New Year's Day. Police arrested the 62-year-old suspect on capital murder charges.

Richland Hills Police department responded to a report of a stabbing in the residence located in Richland Hills at around 7:50 a.m. on Jan.1 and found the body of the boy.

"The suspect, 62-year-old Phillip Hughes, who has been identified as the grandfather to the victim, was located near the residence by officers and taken into police custody without incident," the cops said in a news release.

Hughes was transported to the Joint Detention Center at North Richland Hills Police Department where he is held on capital murder charges as he awaits arraignment.

"Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact the Richland Hills Police Department Detectives at 817-616-3788 or Those wishing to remain anonymous can go to or call 817- 469-TIPS," police said.

Meanwhile, the authorities have not released further details regarding the fatal stabbing but said they do not believe anyone else was involved in the murder, according to the New York Post.

Officials have reportedly not revealed the identity of the victim and the possible motive behind the "senseless tragedy," as the case remains under investigation.

"The Richland Hills Police Department would like to express its condolences to those affected by this senseless tragedy and ask for continued prayers for everyone involved," the police department said in the news release.

In a similar horrific tragedy, a 2-year-old boy was strangled and killed by his grandparents in Siberia in 2020. The incident came to light when the parents of the unnamed boy found his charred remains and called the cops. Police later learned that the boy was strangled and thrown into a hot stove after his grandparents got irritated by his screaming and crying. It was believed that they were intoxicated at the time of the crime. Police eventually arrested the two elderly suspects on charges of murder.

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Representation. A police car at a crime scene. Alexei_other/Pixabay