Police: Man nearly beheaded girlfriend with a samurai sword

HOUSTON – A 45-year-old Houston man is accused of nearly decapitating his girlfriend with a samurai sword.

The police are investigating a “cutting in progress” on Wednesday evening found 36-year-old Aracely Jernigan dead in the living room of a Houston home.

Court records show Kenneth Wayne Lockings, Jr. family convinced him Thursday to give to the police. He is accused of murder and is being held without bond in the Harris County jail.

He has a long criminal history including multiple drug arrests, and at least one conviction.

Lockings’ grandmother, Marie Carrier, told The Houston Chronicle that he received the sword as a gift on Thanksgiving.

She says Jernigan had his life in Mexico and only recently moved back to Houston.

Court records are not a lawyer for Lockings. He is by the court Wednesday.


Information: Houston Chronicle,

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