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Man charged with murder after allegedly stabbing cousin to death at Cypress home

Officials said Ladrekas Tramaine Swafford stabbed his cousin, Kenneth Toussaint, to death at a home in a Cypress neighborhood.

CYPRESS, Texas — A man has been charged with murder after authorities said he stabbed his cousin to death Tuesday at Cypress home.

Harris County Precinct 5 officials said the stabbing happened at a home in the 19900 block of Rocky Trace Lane, which is in a neighborhood near the intersection of Fry and Longenbaugh roads.

Deputies responded to the scene and said Ladrekas Tramaine Swafford, 25, was taken into custody about a block away from where the stabbing happened. He had the knife that was used in the attack on him at the time he was apprehended, deputies said.

It's not clear what led up to the stabbing, but officials said the victim was 55-year-old Kenneth Toussaint. He was stabbed multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Toussaint's wife and small child were at the house at the time of the stabbing, officials said. Two other people also live at the house, but it's unclear what their relationship is with Toussaint.

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